Earth Day Activities

Friday, April 24th, 2020

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 as Earth
  • Cream cheese
  • Blueberries as water
  • 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.

For additional directions and suggestions for this Earth Day snack visit The Educators Spin On It.

Additional Resources:

Earth Day Columbus has great activities for families. Become a citizen scientist. Try exploring your own backyard and discussing what you find!

Exploratorium will be hosting a virtual celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Join their educator Sue Pierre to explore some of the big ideas behind the science of the Earth’s systems.

Check out our Pinterest page for more fun activities to target speech therapy goals in the home.

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