You don't know yet what to do on Earth Day? Well maybe this site will help you. There are 16 great projects for little and big kids. Scholastic provides great lesson plans and resources; printables, books, videos.
The Earth Day Groceries Project is by far one of my favorite projects to do with kids. Students decorate paper bags with Earth Day topics and the bags are then distributed at local groceries stories. Hundreds of schools around the country participate in the project.
I personally like PBS resources, and kids love them too! This is a compilation of videos that kids will find interesting. Eeko, a strange creature shows us about The Environment, Garbage and Recycling, Air and Water, Plants and Animals. You can incorporate them into your Earth Day activities.
Have you ever thought about what happens to the garbage we throw away? I start this lesson by asking this question to my students. This is a lesson where kids learn about the origins of Earth Day and how to recycle. This resource includes an incredible book list to explore and read with your students.
A simple but important lesson about how motor vehicles cause air pollution that has global environmental impacts. Kids love Carl and learn that using alternative means of transportation can make a difference!
A book that helps young readers think proactively about their environment. The author does a great job engaging kids in topics like global warming, deforestation and energy depletion. A fun and lovely story!
This resource works along with the book "Planet Earth Gets Well" to introduce students to climate change and how to take care of the Earth. I personally like this lesson because it can be used as an Earth Day activity or as a Science lesson.