DIY Storytime – Earth Day

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on Earth Day whenever is convenient for your family.

BOOKS:

book why should i protect natureWhy Should I Protect Nature?
• Written by Jen Green
• Illustrated by Mike Gordon
• Published by Barron’s Educational Series
• Presented by Megan Norris
A class learns why it’s important to take care of the environment and how to help.
https://video.link/w/OrZfc
Pre-K Pages has lots of ideas for celebrating Earth Day with kids:

Celebrating Earth Day in Preschool

book miss foxMiss Fox’s Class Goes Green
• Written by Eileen Spinelli
• Illustrated by Anne Kennedy
• Published by Albert Whitman & Company
• Presented by Happy Cultivated
The students in Miss Fox’s class change their habits to go green.
https://video.link/w/xrZfc
The Spruce Crafts has 20 craft projects for kids using recycled materials:
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/top-trash-to-treasures-crafts-1254258

 

book i love the earthI Love the Earth
• Written and illustrated by Todd Parr
• Published by
• Presented by SnuggleBug Storytime
Todd Parr gives us many reasons why we love the Earth.
https://video.link/w/RqZfc
Little Bins Little Hands has instructions for making a bird feeder using a carboard tube:
https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/cardboard-bird-feeder/

SONGS:

Save the Planet Song by Miss Linky with The Global Social Leaders
https://video.link/w/CAZfc

Earth We’re in It Together by Auntie Litter
https://video.link/w/SpZfc

This Is Our World by Sarah OShea
https://video.link/w/spZfc

RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:

In Celebration of Earth Day by Kelly Roper

In celebration of Earth Day,
Why not plant a tree?
It will produce fresh air,
And be a joy for all to see.

In celebration of Earth Day,
Go and visit a local park.
Get back in touch with nature,
Its sights and sounds in light and dark.

In celebration of Earth Day
Try to be more aware,
Of how your actions affect this world
And devote yourself to its care.

If You Love Our Planet Earth by Martha Simpson
(tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

If you love our planet Earth, then clap your hands (clap hands)
If you love our planet Earth, then clap your hands (clap hands)
You should love your planet Earth (make a big circle with your arms)
It’s the planet of your birth (make a rocking cradle with arms)
If you love our planet Earth, then clap your hands. (clap hands)

If you want an Earth that’s clean, pick up your trash (pretend to pick something up)
If you want an Earth that’s clean, pick up your trash (pretend to pick something up)
You should want an Earth that’s clean (make a big circle with your arms)
So you really should “go green” (nod your head)
If you want an Earth that’s clean, pick up your trash. (pretend to pick something up)

If you want an Earth with water, then don’t waste (move your hands down like rain)
If you want an Earth with water, then don’t waste (move your hands down like rain)
Please don’t let the water run (pretend to wash hands)
Turn the tap off when you’re done (pretend to turn off faucet)
If you want an Earth with water, then don’t waste. (move your hands down like rain)

If you want an Earth with plants, take care of them (hold out arms)
If you want an Earth with plants, take care of them (hold out arms)
Plant a garden with some seeds (pretend to dig a garden)
Be respectful to the trees (pretend to hug a tree)
If you want an Earth with plants, take care of them. (hold out arms)

If you want Earth to be healthy, say “I do!” (“I do!”)
If you want Earth to be healthy, say “I do!” (“I do!”)
Now you should know what to do
‘Cos it’s up to me and you (point to yourself, and away)
If you want Earth to be healthy, say “I do!” (“I do!”)

Recycling Song
(tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Save, save, save the cans
Put them in the bin
We can help to save the Earth
If we all pitch in.

Save, save, save the paper
Put them in the bin
We can help to save the Earth
If we all pitch in.

Save, save, save the bottles
Put them in the bin
We can help to save the Earth
If we all pitch in.

Save, save, save the plastic
Put them in the bin
We can help to save the Earth
If we all pitch in.

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