Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Earth Day Fun

Yesterday we got together with our Third Grade Reading Buddies to celebrate Earth Day. We had so much fun doing this little activity together.

I was inspired by this PIN from pinterest. I was a little nervous about how messy my room would be after this and how the "Earths" would turn out, but folks this was EeeZee PeeZee and so pretty! :)

Materials needed: coffee filter, paper plates, blue & green markers, water in a spray bottle

Directions: I gave each group one coffee filter, one paper plate and a set of markers. I showed them an example of how I colored the "Earth" onto the coffee filters. Then I asked them to color the coffee filter ON the plate. When the students were done coloring the coffee filter, they sprayed it with water (only about 10 squirts). We did all of this in less than 15 minutes! We left the coffee filters on the plate to dry for about 1 hour, and ta-da! The kids went crazy for the "magic" of the colors running together. We added a little piece of paper that reads "_______________ & _______________ together, can make the Earth better".

So fun...and EASY! Not nearly as messy as I imagined, with 34 kids in the room doing this activity we only had 3 "uh-oh" moments! 

On a side note, yesterday was my practicum student's last visit to our class. She is fabulous and going to make an amazing teacher. I will miss her MUCHO...I mean how will I get through my Mondays without her?!?! :) Anyhow she gave me these little goodies- how cute is she?? 

I hope you are off to a great start of your week. I am guest blogging today with Kourtney at Mrs. Payton's Kindergarteners...head over and check out her blog. She is fabulous!

And if you haven't already, don't forget to enter Kinder Krazy's Giveaway!

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  1. Awww!! Those Earth's turned out amazing!!! :o) They were E-zee P-zee for sure!! They had so much fun coloring them in and watching it change with the water. It was surely "magic" for them!

  2. What a great projects! Found your guest post on Mrs. Payton's blog.

    The Math Maniac

  3. What a great activity! May I ask where in Australia you bought these filters from? Thanks :)