Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate the earth with an environmental activity. Consider a field trip, an in-class project, a take-home activity, or class presentations. Here are some project ideas and resources.
Projects and activities
- Read a book about pollution or the environment. Create a poster, book report, or other display about the important messages in the book.
- Create a nature scrapbook from your local area. Add pictures or plant samples and label them.
- Be a reporter. Make a video with you or your friends acting as news reporters on environmental issues. Highlight ways “viewers” can help.
- Figure out how much trash your family is creating in a day or a week. Make sure recyclables and compostable are being properly sorted out. Make a list of ways to reduce the amount of waste in your household.
- Conduct an interview with an environmentalist. Find out what you can do to protect the area where you live.
- Take a walk in a public area and pick up trash. Make a poster, video, or other display to encourage others to keep the environment clean.
- It’s National Poetry Month! Write a poem about recycling, our rivers and streams, or local plants and wildlife.
- The Power of Green – An interactive website about energy conservation for grades K-8.
- Recycling: Everything You Need – Activities, lessons, articles, and more on recycling.
- Kids’ Environmental Report Card – Kids can write e-cards to raise awareness about the environment.
- Endangered Ecosystems – An activity about animals in endangered environments.
- My Clean & Green Community – A digital storybook and environment lessons from Keep America Beautiful.
And don’t forget to take the Family Fun quiz!