Earth Day Games


Create a unique math area by making a few “recycle bins” complete with paper items, plastic items, and aluminum. They will learn discrimination as well as counting and sorting.


For recycling, we had a hard time finding math ideas, so I invented a type of patterning game using pop tabs. Simply glue 4 pop tabs onto a stiff card, like a cue card, in different patterns, and ask the children to copy it using extra tabs provided. Extra fun was when the children switched around cards to try different patterns. I also encouraged the children to make their own patterns, and to copy each others. Another method to do this would be with multicolored pop bottle lids.


 

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.