April 22nd is Earth Day and we are starting our celebration now. Earth is such an amazing, beautiful place and so many treasures can be found in our own country. To get a taste of what our country has to offer, we are watching the America’s National Parks series on Disney+ (rated PG13). Each episode focuses on a different park, starting with Olympic National Park in Washington state. Personally, I can’t wait to get to the episode focused on Yellowstone as some of my favorite childhood memories are from trips to this stunning place.
In the past, I have written my posts after the event or activities have taken place. However, given the current circumstances with the cancellation of schools, I am posting my plan for the upcoming Earth Day now. This way I hope you can try some of the activities out as well.
Along with watching the America’s National Parks Series, we are going to take the opportunity to learn about President Theodore Roosevelt, who doubled our number of national parks.
This is a Roosevelt Coloring sheet with a brief summary at the bottom:
Here’s a little book to fill in everything researched and learned about Roosevelt.
Create your own water cycle in a bowl:
A cut and paste worksheet on the water cycle:
Kidzone also has a water cycle with free printable worksheets:
Music – The Water Cycle Song by Have Fun Learning
Arts and Crafts
Make sun prints! https://tinkerlab.com/how-to-make-sun-prints-fabric/
Leaf print shirts!
Recycled Garden Art
Here are 12 Earth Day Writing prompts from Imagine Forest:
Hike– If possible, get out for a walk and a scavenger hunt.
Have a wonderful Earth Day!