Earth Day is celebrated all around the world on April 22nd, in appreciation of our planet's natural environment. Started in 1970, Earth Day is now observed by over 1 billion people each year, in 192 countries! Earth Day falls on a Sunday this year, but there are many opportunities to weave creative activities into your lessons. You can celebrate Earth Day this week or next week — or save activity ideas for another time when you'd like your students to think about the wonderful planet we call home! One great way for students to celebrate Earth Day is by creating an animation using a program like Animation-ish. Here are some fun Animation-ish films that show how students can use art to think about our planet and nature. Animation by Drake Shaberg Animation by Kristin Spath Animation by Kristin Spath
Why not have your students try something similar? If you don't own Animation-ish, consider exploring the free 15-day trial.
You can also commemorate Earth Day by having students create some great writing projects about nature. If you own Stationery Studio, open a nature-themed shape or border and ask students to write about the earth. Here are just two samples created with the software:
Our website offers a trial version of Stationery Studio with select borders and shapes, so consider giving it a try!
How will you be celebrating Earth Day this year? Do you have suggestions of clever ways of incorporating art and writing into science lessons?