Earth Day is April 22nd and it's only a week away. I love incorporating holidays and important events in our homeschool, and there are so many unique ways you can incorporate Earth Day into your homeschool day. Here are some of my favorite ideas for teaching my kids about Earth Day.
The Lorax Unit Study on Homeschool Share
The first unit study that we ever completed was The Lorax unit study on Homeschool Share. This was seven years ago, and the kids still talk about what they learned in that study today. The unit study has activities for all subjects and a majority of the activities deal with pollution, making it a great study for Earth Day. You can find this free unit study by visiting Homeschool Share.
Each Earth Day Disneynature releases a new film. This year's film is Monkey Kingdom, and there is an Educator's Guide to go with it making it a perfect Earth Day study. You can get the Educator's Guide and learn more about Monkey Kingdom by visiting the Disneynature website.
Create a Recycling Station
Earth Day is the perfect time to teach your kids about recycling. Take time to read a book about recycling with your kids and then create a recycling station to use in your home. One of my favorite books about recycling is The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle.
Take a Nature Walk
One way to learn about our Earth is to enjoy our Earth. Take a nature walk, go hiking, visit a state or national park, just get out and enjoy nature. Talk to your kids about what you see along your walk.
Visit the Zoo
Another great way to celebrate Earth Day is by visiting the zoo on Earth Day. Check with your local zoo because several zoos offer free admission on Earth Day, in addition to offering many Earth Day activities.
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
Teachers Pay Teachers has a great Earth Day Scavenger Hunt that would make a great Earth Day activity. You can download it for free by visiting the Teachers Pay Teachers website.
Earth Day Booklist