ERIC Number: ED220346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Earth, Sea, & Sky. Environmental Activities for Preschool Through First Grade.
Hulnick, Andrea; And Others
Environmental education activities for young children are provided. Focusing on trees/plants, food/harvesting, energy, recycling, and animals, the simple activities have been designed to foster development in the following areas: social, self-awareness, behavior, language, motor development, and problem-solving. Recommended age range, recommended number of children participating, materials needed, instructions, and helpful hints (accompanied by illustrations) are provided for each activity. Typical activities include making a hand tree; spackle painting with leaves; preparing a dry leaf collage; fingerpainting with leaf shapes; making applesauce, peanut butter, fruit salad, fruit smoothies, cornbread, pumpkin pie, vegetable stew, and whole wheat muffins; making sun tea; making solar collectors; constructing paper airplanes; working with balloons, cork sailboats, candles, and drills; recycling projects, emphasizing classification skills; fingerpainting fish; drawing whales; constructing an ocean mural; constructing birdfeeders from plastic bottles and pinecones; making and using binoculars; creating animals from playdough and potatoes; face painting; and making animal hats. Lists of recommended books and suggestions for field trips are also provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Art Activities, Botany, Elementary School Science, Energy, Environmental Education, Food, Learning Activities, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Recycling, Science Activities, Science Education, Trees
Environmental Education Association of Oregon, P.O. Box 40047, Portland, OR 97240 ($6.50 ea., 10 copies or more $3.90 ea.).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Div. of Children's Services, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Environmental Education Association of Oregon, Portland.