[Lesson Plan] Celebrate Earth Day for Elementary Students Blog Feature

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite on April 12th, 2022

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[Lesson Plan] Celebrate Earth Day for Elementary Students

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While we know every day is Earth Day, on April 22nd, we honor and celebrate this place we call home by demonstrating support to protect, respect and care for our planet. Founded in 1970, and celebrated by more than a billion people, Earth Day is a day to teach us about environmental issues and show partnership in making our world a happier, healthier place to live—giving Mother Earth the best birthday gift ever!

This year's theme is, Invest in our planet, an all-encompassing movement to not only protect our planet, but also protect and preserve our health, our families and our livelihoods. To serve this mission we are all called upon, and as educators, that includes helping our students discover ways in which they can take personal action to help. After all, the future of our planet rests in their precious little hands.

"The Environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share." ---Lady Bird Johnson


On April 22nd, 2022, we invite you and your students to join this world-wide celebration by taking an Earth Day pledge and thinking up ways in which your class can strive to make a positive impact one promise at a time.

To support this effort, VariQuest, in partnership with Cathy Henry of The Curriculum Corner and Free Word Work, have put together an Earth Day lesson to help students get excited about this mission and encourage them to make a decided difference. Through discussions with classmates, reading activities, and a pledge-writing exercise, students will gain greater awareness of the importance in protecting our planet, while empowering them to become environmental stewards.

Download this free lesson plan titled, Celebrate Earth Day for elementary-aged students containing:

  • Earth Day book titles for read-aloud
  • Printable writing prompts
  • An Earth Day coloring sheet
  • My Earth Day Pledge 
  • Earth Day lesson extensions

Download the Celebrate Earth Day Lesson Plan

Want more lesson plan content on planet earth? Check out our blog post on Ecosystems.

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