EARTH DAY ART


SAVE OUR TREES PICTURE

Give your child a large piece of light green paper.

Then give her 3-4 green tree shapes to glue on her paper. (Shaped trees or just cut out triangles.)
When she is done gluing, give her some crayons or marking pens to draw a picture around the trees, showing people or animals enjoying the trees.
Write in black letters “Save Our Trees” at the top of the picture.
Hang your child’s Earth Day Poster on your wall.
Explain to your child the importance of trees in our world and how we must all take care that we do not loose too many of them in our communities.

ART RECYCLE BOX

Set out a large box in your art area.
Have your children bring in colorful scraps of paper, and pieces of cardboard.
Set out some background paper and some glue.
Encourage your children to use the items in the recycle box to create colorful art colleges.
 
CLEAN UP NATURE

On a felt board or on a bulletin board, create an outdoor scene with grass, trees, picnic tables, etc.

Then, cut out small felt throw-away items, such as pop cans, lunch bags, candy bar wrappers, napkins, etc.  Also, cut out a large trash can shape.
Place all of the items on your board and let your children take turns removing the trash from the picture and placing it in the trash can.
 
NEWSPAPER ART
You can help save trees by using less paper and recycling newspaper with this activity.
Cut newspaper sheets in-half and set them in your art area.
Encourage children to use the newsprint for painting and other art projects.