Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Earth Day in K!

I love celebrating and teaching about Earth Day in kindergarten. I think it is so important to start teaching them the importance of taking care of our Earth at an early age! 
We decided to take Earth Day outside this year and have a painting and picnic party! 
Each child painted a flower pot.  We used acrylic paint that was fast drying and would be bright and colorful!
Then I gave the students the options of choosing which type of seeds that they wanted to plant.  After we planted the seeds they each made a little sign to add to their flower pot so we knew what was growing inside!
After our picnic, we headed inside to cool off and do some more, fun, painting! 
This idea is from Maria over at Kinder-Craze.
We played music while we painted and it was so relaxing!
Then it was time for a little treat! I quickly printed off some tree clip art and let the kids each color in one tree.  We taped our trees onto a spoon and then created the soil to 'plant' them! Worms and dirt is always a favorite!
I want to hear all about your kindergarten ideas!! To make that easier, I decided to start a Kindergarten Smiles Facebook Group! I would love for you to join and start collaborating! Just click HERE to request!