You probably have a collection of small lids, caps, bread tags, and other small treasures that could have been put in your recycling bin, but kept them to use later. Here are some Earth Day math activities that give you the opportunity to use them. Each of them uses a set of Recycling Bin Counting Number Printables and your collection of treasures.
If your children are not familiar with Earth Day or recycling, you will want to read them the book The EARTH Book or one of the other books listed at the end of this post. They will give them some background on both topics.
Earth Day Math Activities
Before you start the Earth Day math activities you will need to print out the Recycling Bin Counting Number Printables and search for small items that your children can use to count with. If you have small lids, corks, bread tags or other small treasure, they would be great to use. If you don’t small pom-poms, buttons or bead would be fine to use.
Doing the Earth Day Math Activities
Young children will need to start with one on one number correspondence. They will simply place the number of objects needed to match the number of each mat. You may want to put out just a few numbers at a time.
You can put out all the mats in numerical order. Your children can move down the number line and add the right number of objects to each mat.
Find the Number
You can place the numbers around a room. Then you or your children can select a number to find. When they have found the number, they can place the correct number objects on it.
Earth Day Themed Books
Earth Day Themed Toys and Activities
This post the Virtual Book Club’s celebration of the Earth. Here are some more Earth activities for kids: