Are you looking for free homeschool lesson plans for preschool? I’ve got you covered! The Learn At Home Preschool features weekly sets of free preschool lesson plans that are designed to be completed at home, by the parents, creating a strong family bond and a love of learning from an early age. This week, (week 3) features Earth Day activities for preschoolers.
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Hands-on Earth Day Activities for Preschoolers
Each week features a new theme of stay at home preschool activities. These can be done in the preschool classroom, too, so if you are a preschool teacher you will want to add these activities to your Earth Day activities for preschool.
But…if you are a parent, these are the free homeschool lesson plans you are looking for. They are designed specifically to be done at home, because you can teach your child preschool at home, too!
So far we have homeschool preschool lesson plans for Bugs & Butterflies, Easter, and now Earth Day!
***Remember, these homeschool preschool lesson plans are a free download you can grab from the end of this post.***
Earth Day Literacy Activities for Preschoolers
Cloud Writing – Use shaving cream on a baking tray and practice writing the alphabet “in the clouds”. Start by writing the alphabet in large letters on a sheet of paper. Set aside. Now, squirt some shaving cream on a baking tray and spread out with a spatula. Invite your preschooler to practice writing letters and numbers in the shaving cream with their finger or with a q-tip. See this post from Happy Hooligans for more details.
Building Stick Letters – Collect a number of sticks from around the yard and neighborhood ranging in length from 6-12 inches. Some should be straight and some should be curved. At home, place them on the back patio and use them to make letters on a large scale. Since your preschooler collected both curved and straight sticks, she can have fun making both curved and straight letters. For added fun, have your preschooler use the sticks to spell her name.
Earth Day Math & Science Activities for Preschoolers
Green and Blue Sort – Gather a large number of items from around the house that are either blue or green. Invite your preschooler to sort them according to color. Explain that our Earth is made of blue water and green land, and that it is important to care for our Earth so that it can stay clean and we can be healthy.
Practice Recycling– Recycling is an important part of taking care of the Earth. Have your preschooler help sort items that can be recycled. Try two types at first: cardboard and plastic. Then add in metal. If you have a young preschooler, keep it extra simple by sorting just two items instead of two types of recyclables. For example, you might start with plastic bottles and soda cans.
Playful Learning Activities for Earth Day
Earth Playdough Invitation to Play– Make playdough in two colors: blue for the ocean and green for land. Add some toy animals and even some items from nature like rocks, sticks, and leaves and play.
Earth Balloon Painting– Blow up a balloon to about the size of a grapefruit. Dip the balloon in some green and blue paint and then use it to make Earth prints on a piece of paper. See more details in this post from I Heart Arts and Crafts.
Easy Earth Map – Have your preschooler arrange blue and green blankets, pillows, and t-shirts to look like the Earth by laying out green items for the land and blue items for the water. Then, play pretend.
Earth Day Themed Indoor Activities for Preschoolers to Keep Them Active
Cardboard Tunnels – Reuse cardboard food and packing boxes and make them into car tunnels for pretend play. Cut an arch in each side of the box and have your preschooler paint it. Then, add it to a set of cards to make a tunnel. This idea from Color Me Happy is a perfect example.
Trashy Art – Save those little bits of trash and challenge your preschooler to use them to create a work of art. Try a collage make of just one or two colors of trash. Try this idea from Craftulate.
Caring Earth Scavenger Hunt – Make a list of ways your preschooler can help care for the Earth and have her go on a scavenger hunt around the house with you. Items on the list might include: turn off lights, reuse a plastic container, color on both sides of a paper, repurpose something that is worn out, fix something that is broken, etc.
Fun Preschool Activities for Earth Day
Milk Carton Bird Feeders – Repurpose milk jugs by making them into bird feeders. Just cut a hole on one side, paint the milk carton, and fill it with birdseed. Your preschooler will love watching the birds come to the house to feed. Get some ideas here.
Paper Cutting – Don’t throw away that scrap paper! Give it to your preschooler to practice scissor cutting. Help your preschooler cut safely: thumb up, elbow in, scissors pointing away from the body. The cut scraps of paper can be made into a collage by gluing them to a piece of construction paper.
Water Bottle Bowling – Save those old water bottles and fill them back up. Then use them to create your own bowling game. Start at a distance of five feet and have your preschooler roll a ball to knock down the bottles.
Safe Online Earth Day Activities for Preschoolers
Online Story – Go to Storylineonline.net and listen to the book The Garbage Barge and read by Justin Theroux. Look for a red button under the video called “Activity Guides” to find related activities that pair with the book.
Trash Art Video – Show your preschooler how garbage can be used to create works of art in this YouTube video. Challenge your preschooler to find things in the house that they can use again.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Song – This is a fun song about taking care of our Earth. The graphics are very kids friendly and the tune is catchy.
Use These Preschool Lesson Plans for Distance Learning
Since these are free homeschool lesson plans for preschool that are designed to be done at home and taught by the parents, they are also easy to use for distance learning purposes. These lesson plans are designed to be shared in a secure and non-public manner under the direction of a teacher.
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Looking for More Earth Day Activities?
Do you have a budding environmentalist? This Earth Day Activity Pack is for your little one. Packed full of uniquely hands-on, printable Earth Day themed themed activities, preschoolers love celebrating their favorite hug-a-tree holiday with these Earth Day activities.
This pack contains six fun and educational Earth Day activities appropriate for preschool through kindergarten. Three activities are math based, three are literacy based. All are fun.
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I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.