Earth Day Activities!

Save your take out containers, cereal boxes, small containers, old shirts, milk/water jugs and cartons, straws, soda/water bottles, bottle caps and lids, wire hangers, and egg shells for the following fun and Earth friendly activities!
Make Your Own Nature Backpack – Before you go out to explore the world, build a nature backpack to take along with you!
Net Bag – Use an old wire hanger to make a net bag that closes.
Crafts From Repurposed Items – Used a variety of recycled items to make useful things.
Make Your Own Bubble Solution – Make homemade bubble solution than bubble making objects from recycled items. Make scented bubbles too!
Solar Cooking – Make a solar cooker from a take out container then cook your lunch outside!
Bird Watching Activities – Bird watching activities from repurposed items, bird treat ideas, and links to bird-related activities and information.
Bottle Toss Game – Make a simple game with hula hoops and soda bottles.
 
Mini Marble Run – Instructions to make a mini marble run with straws, a cereal box, and a marble.
 
Make Your Own Bottle Cap Stamps– Make your own stamps from recycled caps and lids, then create a fun game to play with them.

Rock & Mineral Resources – Rock & Mineral Resources include: Types of rocks and minerals, rock symbols and mythology, experiments and more.
 
Geodes – Learn about geodes, how they are formed, how they form, interesting facts and do a crystal making activity with recycled egg shells.




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Easter Activities

Information

Wikipedia: Easter – Info about the Christian Feast.

History Channel: Easter – The origins of Easter.

Huffington Post: Easter Eggs: History, Origin, Symbolism And Traditions – Learn about Easter eggs and look through a picture gallery of beautifully decorated eggs.

Crafts

Mother Earth News: Natural Egg Dye – Learn how to make your own egg dye from beets, blueberries and onion skins.

DLTK: Easter – Crafts and activities.

Pam’s Place: Easter Craft ideas for all ages!

Enchanted Learning: Easter Crafts – Bunny crafts, flower crafts and much more!

FranW.com: Spark of the Day: Make an Easter Egg with a Surprise Inside – An open ended egg craft that allows the creator to use their imagination and language skills. Also, Eggshell Art – Save your colored eggshells to make fun scenes such as rainbows and flowers.

Across The Curriculum
 
Lesson Plans Page: Easter – Lesson’s that reach across the curriculum

Dltk: Holidays-Easter – Easter puzzles, games, craft ideas, about Easter (history), dying eggs
 
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Celebrate The Season of Spring!


What is Spring?
 
Wikipedia: Spring (Season) – Information about the season of spring and natural and cultural events celebrated by different countries.
 
Living Science: Spring: Season of New Beginnings – Information about the spring equinox and how it works in each hemisphere.
 
 
Fun Spring Activities
 
FranW.com: Springtime Activities – Fun, inexpensive things you can do to enjoy the season.
 

Universal Preschool: Dandelion Fun & Springtime Learning  – Fun learning activities for preschool aged children.

First School: Spring – For preschool aged children.

Very Well Family Spring – Spring Learning Activities for Kids and Families

A to Z Teacherstuff Themes: Spring – Printables, crafts, and projects

ABCteach: Spring – Ideas for studying spring across the curriculum.

Real Simple: Fun Spring Activities Checklist – Site offers about 50 great activity ideas you can do during in springtime.

Today’s Parent: 50 fun, free spring activities – Use the arrows to scroll through the pictures to see the suggestions.

DLTK: Spring Crafts and Children’s Activities – Bulletin board ideas, crafts, coloring pages, games and puzzles, spring poems, recipes, and more.

Spring Related Videos

Please visit the YouTube playlist that I’ve created for spring related information.
 
 
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