Top 10 Facts About Earth Day for Preschoolers

10 Earth Day factsEver wonder why we celebrate Earth Day, who invented it, or how to help the Earth? Read more to find out more.
1. What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is special day for all of us to celebrate the Earth and all it gives to us.
2. When is Earth Day
Earth is celebrated every year on April 22.
3. Who Invented Earth Day?
The invention of Earth is generally given credit to three men; environmentalist John McConnell, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson, and Harvard student / environmentalist Denis Hayes.

4. Why Celebrate Earth Day?

Everyday more and more pollutants pour into our water, air, and land. Lakes, rivers, and coastal shores are becoming dangerous and harmful. It is up to us to recognize these problems and figure out how to solve them. Having a day to create this awareness is why we celebrate Earth Day.

5. Who Celebrates Earth Day?

Everyone can celebrate Earth Day. Millions of Americans participated in the first Earth Day in 1970. In 2010, over 170 countries participated in the celebration of Earth Day.

6. The Results of Earth Day

Since the celebration on the very first Earth Day over forty-years age years ago, the condition and health of the Earth’s environment has become a part of the debate in Congress, elections, and the national conscious. After 1970, laws like the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed by the U.S. Congress.

7. What is Pollution?

Pollution is when water, air, or land becomes dirty and not usable by human beings and animals.
8. How To Help the Earth
You can help the Earth in many ways. Ride a bike or walk instead of drive. Use reusable bags when shopping at the grocery store. Recycle paper, glass, and aluminum cans. Put trash in the trash can. It may not seem like a lot to recycle a few cans, but when every one recycles, it can add up to a lot. Everyone should do their part, no matter how small.
9. Earth Day Activities and Songs
  • Write an Earth Day Acrostic Poem
    An acrostic poem involves using a single word to not only unify the poem in meaning, but also spell the word vertically in the poem using the first letter in each line. 

    For example:

E ach person

A ssisting

R educing, reusing, recycling

T ogether

H elps heal our planet.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
    Bring items from home or show pictures of things that can either be reduced, reused, or recycled. Make a game out of it for the students. See if they can sort the items into bins for trash, recyclables, and reusables.
  • Earth Day Songs

10. Where Can I Find Out More About Earth Day?

If you would like to learn more about Earth Day check out Earth Day for Kids by Michael Quadro.

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