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Montessori Earth Day Activities

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Bringing our children into nature and telling them why we love and care for our beautiful Earth is one of the most important thing we can do as teachers and educators.  I have collected our Favorite Montessori Earth Day activities to inspire you today on Earth Day, but also to emphasize that any day can be Earth Day!  Any day we can bring our children outdoors to explore nature, dirt, little critters, how to recycle — and in this whole process they are learning!  They are learning important skills to foster independence as well as language, mathematics, practical life and fine motor skills, and exploring different sensory experiences.


Make sure to click through to find out how to create these activities at home — these ideas are from all around the Kid Blogger Network!

The following Earth Day Activities explore the four Montessori principles of Language, Mathematics, Practical Life, Sensorial.


Classifying types of pollution free printables and more Earth Pollution trays at Every Star is Different


Amazing free Earth Day prinable packs for Preschoolers, Kindergarten, and First Grade at Royal Baloo

Free 3-Part Recycle Cards

Recycling 3-part cards at Living Montessori Now

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt printable

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable!) from Edventures with Kids

E is for Earth Handwriting Sheet

Earth Day Handwriting Sheets from Twisty Noodle

Skip Hop Zoo Pack Review and Giveaway (+ Free Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt!) from Fun at Home with Kids


Free Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable from Fun at Home with KidsSorting Recyclables Free Printable

Free Sorting Recyclables cutting sheets from Totschooling

Spring Bulb & Flower Identification Cards
Spring Bulb & Flower Identification Cards

Flower & Bulb Identification Cards from Wildflower Ramblings

Many more Earth Day Free Printables are listed over at Living Montessori Now!



Recycling Bin Subtraction and more Reduce Reuse Recycle Montessori Trays from Every Star is Different



Counting with nature objects at the Math Nature Table from Wildflower Ramblings

Counting the Earths - what a silly and fun preschool math and sensory bin idea for Earth Day!

Two Fun Earth Day Math Activities from Fun-A-Day!


Counting Earths with Montessori Math Beads from Carrots are Orange


Preschool Leaf Math at Hip Homeschool Moms


Practical Life

Planting tomato seeds from Every Star is Different

Making the perfect Mud Kitchen for your child from Tinkerlab

Lorax Recycling Labels Punching Activity

Lorax Recycling Labels Punching Activity and other Dr. Seuss’ Lorax Activities! from Living Montessori Now



Collecting flowers and putting in vases from Wildflower Ramblings

Land and Water Pom Pom Transfer

Earth Day Transferring Tray and a long list of Free Earth Day Printables from Living Montessori Now

Planting seeds in recycled cartons from Natural Beach Living
Planting Bulbs from Wildflower Ramblings


Dirt Sensory Bin from Wildflower Ramblings

Free Earth Play Dough Mat from The Preschool Toolbox

Earth Day Discovery Bottles Preschool Science

Earth Day Discovery Bottles from Little Bins for Little Hands

Earth Day Sensory Bin from The Good Long Road

An oil spill effecting endangered animals and more Montessori Endangered Animals Trays at Every Star is Different

Making words with magnetic letters in an Earth Day sensory bin

Finding Earth words in a rice sensory bin from Fun-A-Day!

Hiding trash and pollution in a dirt sensory bin and other amazing Earth: Pollution trays from Every Star is Different

Earth Day Play dough, homemade, sensory play, Science and more www.naturalbeachliving.com
Earth Play Dough at Natural Beach Living


Exploring the layers of the earth with playdough at Playdough to Plato

So many ways to explore Earth Day every day!!  I hope you are inspired by these Montessori Earth Day Activities!  Most importantly, our children will learn to cherish and protect our Earth by being outdoors in nature and watching us, their parents and teachers, taking care of the Earth!  Enjoy the sunshine (or rain!) together today :)

This post is part of the Earth Month Natural Parenting Blog Hop!

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  1. What an amazing collection! We have a bunch of OJ and milk cartons left over from making an igloo this winter, so the seed starters look great!

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