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Bake up a batch of Earth Day Globe Cookies with the recipe from Kid's Recipes.
Learn all about Earth Day at Apples 4 The Teacher.
Everything Preschool lists some fun, Earth Day songs that you can sing to familiar tunes.
DLTK offers several Earth Day craft suggestions. The coffee filter Earth is a variation on a tried & true kid friendly project. You may also want to try the Scissor Skill Earth or Stained Glass Earth.
DLTK also compiled links to several printables and games.
Stacy shared this simple activity that even the youngest artists can do, that uses tissue paper. You can visit her blog and click on the picture to see the poem used.
Keep our earth sparkling with Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth.
Create shoe box habitats.
Work with your children to find the ABC's in nature. Take photos of each letter as it is discovered!
Perpetual Preschool has a round up of teacher friendly Earth Day snack ideas. Anyone care for a little dirt & worms?
Here are a few books that are appropriate for Earth Day:
Bill Martin Jr., I Love Our Earth
Gail Gibbons, Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids
Andrea Alban Gosline, The Happiness Tree: Celebrating the Gifts of Trees We Treasure
Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
Stacy also recently used made beads from old plastic bottles, using this tutorial. What a great way to recycle items into art!
Do you have a project that uses recycled things? If so, we'd love to share them! Leave a link or share you idea in a comment or send them to us as a submission. If we get enough we'll put together a post on using recycled items for education and crafts.