Earth Day

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.

History

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:

https://pin.it/PhSUNI8

Here’s a little book to fill in everything researched and learned about Roosevelt.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Theodore-Roosevelt-Research-Book-Freebie-1814176

Science

Create your own water cycle in a bowl:

https://thewaterproject.org/resources/lesson-plans/create-a-mini-water-cycle

A cut and paste worksheet on the water cycle:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Water-Cycle-3781708

Kidzone also has a water cycle with free printable worksheets:

https://www.kidzone.ws/water/index.html

MusicThe 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!

https://artfulparent.com/printing-leaves-on-fabric/

Recycled Garden Art

http://www.dltk-bible.com/god_made_trees_rhyme.htm

Writing Prompts

Here are 12 Earth Day Writing prompts from Imagine Forest:

12 Earth Day Writing Prompts for Kids

Hike– If possible, get out for a walk and a scavenger hunt.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Earth-Day-Scavenger-Hunt-Freebie-Distance-Learning-640522#

Have a wonderful Earth Day!

Published by Home Study from the Grateful Heart

Welcome new friends. I'm Heather, a homeschooling mama raising three children alongside my husband. I love to walk our two dogs, photograph nature, and write poetry. As a family, we love reading together, creating art, sports and all things nature. We also enjoy sharing our learning experiences with friends and creating co-op opportunities. I enjoy writing about our homeschool adventures, as well as nature and sharing recipes. My heart is grateful for my family, our homeschool, our friends and homeschool community, as well as the nature around us. In addition to following my blog, you can find me on Facebook at Home Study from the Grateful Heart.

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