Fun Earth Day activities for kids are a great way to teach children about the importance of helping and saving our mother Earth. Check out the instructions for our recycled colorful stand craft and activity.
One way that exists to save the planet and that everyone should practice is recycling; we give new usage to those already used materials, thus sustaining the planet and the humans.
To carry out a good recycling task and for it to have an impact on the planet, many people and their collaboration are needed.
Children can understand things that happen around them; you just have to find the best way for them to learn. We must be aware that they will be responsible for the planet in the future.
That's why recycling is essential to preserve natural life and human life. It is also crucial that habits are generated from an early age; this will ensure that children recycle throughout their lives.
If you want to start recycling with children, it is essential to teach them to separate waste, explaining to them there are special bins to do it and that those bins have colors that identify them.
That is the best way to teach them the problems that pollution brings and how to remedy the damage. It will be easier and more attractive for them to get all these concepts when the learning is carried out.
With recycling, children will make better usage of resources. Still, they will also be aware of social responsibility and understand that their actions have implications on others' lives and that these can be positive or negative.
They will also understand the value of saving. Without a doubt, children will grow up with values, and each day they will be better people.
Self-esteem is also strengthened in this process as they feel that their work favors the entire planet.
The following Earth Day activity for kids aims to strengthen and enhance the hands and fingers' movements when used simultaneously with the eyes.
Children will observe that they can do incredible things with recyclable materials.
THEME: EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Recycling – fine motor skills
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this Earth Day activity for kids, children will learn about the importance of recycling and strengthen coordination and precision in hand and finger movements.
Difficulty level: Average. This Earth Day activity for kids is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently in an adult's company.
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Eye-hand coordination
- Recycling importance
- Social responsibility
- Soda caps
- Wooden sticks
- Colored pom-poms in a container
- A CD
- A cardboard tube
- A pencil
- Liquid silicone
(ADULT SUPERVISION AND HELP)
The adult does this step. Use the pencil to mark where a small hole is going to be opened with the scalpel.
The adult does this step. Use the scalpel to open a hole where it was marked with the pencil.
The adult does this step. Glue the CD on the cardboard tube.
The adult does this step. Paste the soda caps on the wooden stick.
The adult does this step. Pass the wooden sticks through the holes made in the cardboard tube.
Kids can do this part. Use the tweezers to take the pom-poms and place them in each soda cap, as shown in the image.
Fine motor activity made with recyclable materials
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR KIDS
After doing fun Earth Day activities for kids, give kids new worksheets too. Click the link below to download our Earth Day free printables.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS EARTH DAY ACTIVITY FOR KIDS WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this Earth Day activity for kids with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, you won't need to change the materials.
Children should not use the tweezers; they will do it using their hands.
It is important that, during the process, children strengthen and stimulate their pincer grip using the index finger and thumb. In this way, children will carry out the activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
MODIFICATIONS FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
You can do this Earth Day activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you won't need to change the materials.
Children must take the wooden sticks and insert them into the cardboard tube and then arrange the pom-poms using the tweezers.
This Earth Day activity requires greater precision in the movements of their hands and fingers and concentration. In this way, children will carry out an activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - EARTH DAY ACTIVITY FOR KIDS: FINE MOTOR SKILLS WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS
In this Earth Day activity for kids video, you will find the step-by-step of the "FINE MOTOR WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS" activity, designed for children from 4 to 6 years old.
They will carry out a motor activity in which they have to arrange colored pom-poms on some soda caps placed with wooden sticks on a cardboard tube.
This Earth Day activity for kids will allow children to develop precision in hand and finger movements, eye-hand coordination, the importance of recycling, autonomy, confidence, social responsibility, self-reliance, patience, and concentration.
The materials needed to carry out this Earth Day activity for kids are soda caps, wooden sticks, colored pom-poms, a scalpel, a CD, tweezers, a cardboard tube, a pencil, and liquid silicone. (ADULT SUPERVISION AND HELP)
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