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Activities for Earth Day for Elementary Students

activities for Earth Day for elementary students

Are you looking for activities for Earth Day for elementary students? As students get into the elementary grades, you want your Earth Day activities to be meaningful. Discussions around natural resources, pollution, conservation, and plants that cover your science and social studies standards are a perfect tie to Earth Day.

Here are some of my favorite Earth Day worksheets and science units to use around the big day!

Earth’s Natural Resources

This unit includes an Informational fact book and lessons help students identify natural resources (living, nonliving, renewable, and nonrenewable), learn how natural resources are used, how to conserve natural resources, identify renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, environmental cause and effect of natural resources, and research more about natural resources. It includes both a print and digital version. Learn more about this unit here.


Humans Impact on the Environment

In this unit students will learn how humans affect the environment in both positive and negative ways. Dive into various topics including types of pollution, reforestation, renewable/ nonrenewable resources, and environmental technologies. Learn more about this unit here.


Plants Class Activities

Spring and plants go together perfectly! In this unit you will find activities about plant structures & functions, plant life cycle, photosynthesis, plant adaptations, and more! Read more about this unit in the blog post here.


April Print and Go Class Activities

I’m throwing this unit in the blog post because it has Earth Day specific activities as well as things to use all month long! It includes worksheets for Arbor Day, Easter and April Fools Day! Its definitely a bang for your buck, AND all the pages require no prep! Check it out here!


Earth Day Worksheets

This unit has fun Earth Day themed activity pages with a mix of important reading, writing, and math skills practice! Perfect for 3rd-4th grade! Pages are print and go ready! Perfect for whole group, small group, early finishers, or learning centers. Check it out here!


Earth Day Boom Cards

If you haven’t used BOOM decks in the classroom yet, you are missing out! You can read a blog post about using BOOM cards in the classroom here. These decks are perfect to use as part of your Earth Day fun. They make great center or early finisher activities! Click on each deck to find out more about it!

I hope you can find something new to add to your Earth Day lineup this year! Be sure to follow along with @therocketresource on Instagram and Facebook for all things teaching and the Rocket Resource! I love to post sneaks into new products, little bit of life and of course teacher memes! 😊. You can find all of these Earth Day units in my TPT store here.

Happy teaching!