Give a hoot - don't pollute with these 5 Earth Day themed math and literacy games perfect for RTI instruction, small groups, whole groups, early finishers or center activities!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Help Mr. Recycle collect the trash! Choose a card from the pile. If you can read it correctly, roll the die and move forward that many spaces. If you cannot, stay on your space. The first person to reach the recycling bin wins! **Includes a recording sheet, Dolch Lists 1-4, color and number words, and an editable page. Add your own words, numbers, addition or subtraction problems, or whatever you choose!
Catch the Litterbug - Randomly place all of the CVC word cards inside a pocket chart and hide the litterbug behind one card. To play, choose a word and stretch it out. If you can read it correctly, look behind the earth to find the litterbug. Write down the words that you look behind in the correct column. The first person to find the litterbug wins!
I Love the Earth - Play the game with the CVCe word cards, any of the above sight word or CVC word cards, or use the editable page to create your own game cards! To play, place the cards upside down in a pile or inside a cup. I like to use a frosting container. The first player chooses a card and reads the word. If he/she reads the word correctly, he/she may keep the card. If not, he/she places the card back inside the cup and passes the cup to the next person. Play continues until you say stop. Players count their cards, and the person with the most cards wins. For added fun, use the Plant a Tree, Litterbug, and I Love the Earth cards! **Includes an editable page. Add your own words, numbers, addition or subtraction problems, or whatever you choose!
Fill Your Recycling Bin (ten frames, adding, subtracting) - Roll the number and operation die. If you roll a +, add that many “pieces of trash” (use the included trash pieces, bottle caps, linking cubes, etc.) to your bin. If you roll a -, take that many “pieces of trash” away from your bin. The first person to fill their bin with trash wins!
Earth Day Bump (adding) - Roll 2 dice, add them together and place your cube on that sum. If another player's cube is on that number, you can BUMP it off. If your own cube is on that number you can attach your two cubes together and “freeze” that spot/number. It now counts as yours! Continue play until all the numbers have been “frozen.” Count the pieces of trash each player has frozen. The player with the most trash wins!
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I have been a Kindergarten Teacher for eleven years, with three years in a combined Young Five's / Kindergarten classroom! During this time, I helped initiate the Student Council, organized the talent show, worked on the accreditation process, provided district professional development, as well as served on our School Improvement Team. As I share my own passion for learning, it is my hope to instill this love of learning in my students and create students who are lifelong learners!