Earth Day is April 22! We’ve gathered some of our favorite Earth Day activities, and additional resources to make celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day fun!
Books, crafts, and exploring seeds to target a variety of speech goals:
Download and print an Earth Day Hat! Practice following multi- step directions to create an Earth Day hat.
Read Secrets of the Apple Tree and plant your own seeds! Using sequential concepts to describe how an apple tree grows, making predictions of what will happen next in the book and with the seeds when you plant them, and describing what a seed looks and feels like..
Earth Day Snack:
Have fun following multi-step directions with visuals to create a yummy Earth Day snack.
What you’ll need:
Rice cake, or other round snack asEarth
Green grapes (halved) as land
Spread cream cheese over your snack, then create the Earth by placing blueberries as water and grapes as land. Use a printed photo of Earth, or a globe, to talk about the Earth and what it looks like.
6oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue (can use regular glue and add glitter too!)
Contact Lens Solution (containing boric acid and sodium borate)
Flare! Whatever beads, glitter, gemstones or other additions you want to use you make your unicorn slime EXTRA unicorn-worthy
Grab your bowl to mix your slime together
Pour your entire 6 oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue into the bowl
Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly (You can add 2 TBSP or up to 1/4 cup water if you want stretchier slime!)
Add your glitter and continue to mix
Slowly add in your contact lens solution (Reminder: contact lens solution should contain boric acid and sodium borate or your slime will not form). Add it in slowly and mix if possible so that you can adjust and ensure you do not add too much
Mix until your slime forms and begins to harden.
Now it’s time to knead! If it’s not the consistency you’re looking for, keep kneading. If it’s too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.
You can choose to add beads, gemstones or other unciron-friendly additions!
Once you’re done adding all unicorn-worthy additions it’s time to play!
Pin the Horn on the Unicorn
Practice turn-taking and using lcoation words to describe where the horn was placed with PIN THE HORN ON THE UNICORN!
For this activity we used a poster board to draw our unicorn, and construction paper for the horns.
If you’re not feeling artistic and up for drawing a unicorn, don’t worry, you can print an image of a unicorn and cut horns from construction paper to match!
After a game of Pin the Horn on the Unicorn we kept the unicorn-themed fun going by reading our favorite unicorn books to practice using fun describing words like sparkly, shiny, bright, colorful and silly.
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This post written for you by the staff of Columbus Speech & Hearing Center