Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays - Earth Day for Kids and Teachers Illustration

Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays for Kids - Earth Day

For Kids: In ancient India, over 2,003 years ago, as annual public works projects, kings and emperors planted trees along the roads to provide shade for weary travelers.

Today, people all over the world are working hard to keep our planet green.

Earth Day (sometimes called Earth Week) is a time put aside each year to remind us all how important it is to accomplish this goal.

This story in PowerPoint format illustrated  

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle games and activities

For Teachers
Earth Day Lessons & Activities

On Earth Day, paint a pot and plant a seed. For Mother's Day, take it home!

Lesson Idea: Create a classroom job: Environmentalist
Job Responsibilities. Issue "tickets" to students who litter their work space.
To "pay" the ticket, this space must be cleaned up. If it is not, a zero is assigned by the teacher. A "green" act can wipe out this zero.

No Prep Earth Day Lesson Plan and activity

Earth Day Mini-Units

Earth Day Activities for Elementary Students

Environment Modules (lessons & activities)

Smokey the Bear (lessons, games, playlet, activities) Donn

National Arbor Day Foundation