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Learn about Our Green Earth Book 1

Ideas and activities from early childhood educators

Introduce young children to the idea of caring for our Earth. This two-book series will empower them to contribute to a sustainable environment through its easy-to-run activities. It is designed to foster a love of learning and provide knowledge and skills across curriculum areas while engaging the children in fun-filled learning. Educators are supported with well-structured lesson plans, each with learning objectives, vocabulary lists, thematically related book lists, lists of materials, directions for preparation, activity details and an assessment component. The activities require few materials and little, if any, preparation. Some activities also include related finger plays, poems or songs that you can sing and chant with the children - always a happy and successful way to consolidate children's learning!

Ages: 3-5 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0757 | ISBN: 9781927221396

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Kathy Charner

Kathy Charner is the Editor-in-Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the United States’ leading professional organisation for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth to eight years of age. Kathy Charner, who was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Gryphon House, manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing programme. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing programme and worked with authors to create books in the early childhood education field. Prior to joining Gryphon House, Charner was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy Charner has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Art activities5
Nature brushes5
Clean up the beach!6
Collage treasures7
Colourful recycled paper8
Earth balls9
Earth Day play10
Earth Day wall hanging11
Flowerpot boots12
Stained-glass globe13
Recycled art14
Book-box storage15
Earth Day T-shirts16
Litter bugs17
Recycling tins18
Block activity19
Eco art – Rodia replicas19
Book activities20
Little Earths20
Rubbish to treasure21
The adventures of a plastic bottle22
Crush a can each day24
Recycle even my tricycle25
Block compost26
Earth Day awareness27
Earth Day pledge28
The Earth, our home29
Lakes and ponds30
Reuse it day!31
Rivers and streams32
Saving our planet33
Travelling to save the Earth34
Group-time activities36
Litter, litter everywhere36
Flower gazing37
Help the Earth38
It starts with a seed39
Michael Recycle40
Recyclables gobbling machine41
Toss it in!43
Dramatic play activity44
The greenhouse44
Game activities45
Recycling relay45
The Earth ball game46
Rubbish gobble catch47
Mother Earth says48
Recycle to make a new toy49
Language and literacy activities50
Small world, big words50
A to Z – let's go green!51
The three Rs poster collages52
Large motor activities53
Reuse! Obstacle course53
Save a tree – use less paper54
Applications and illustrated e-books55