Mother Earth is in the hands of our little learners! Let’s teach them how to love our planet with a little help from my favorite list of Earth Day books!
Starting healthy habits in the early years will help small actions become a way of life. Teaching our little learners about the importance of taking care of our planet is so important!
The best part about these Earth Day books is that they make taking care of our planet fun! Let’s see how we can get these little learners onto a path of
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Earth Day Books for Little Learners
Get hands-on and teach kids how they can save water and energy. I love this book because it gives little learners ways that they can help to save our resources. Perfect for the future engineer!
Learn all about planet earth with this book that is full of facts about our amazing rock. Viewing earth from space gives readers a great view of the bigger picture.
A Day in the Life of a Garbage Collector
Taking a closer look at this community helper position helps readers understand the impact they have on our planet through the garbage that they produce. Recycling is also mentioned, which is a great way to help our earth.
Teach little learners how precious our water resources are on earth. Dig a little deeper and discover the difference between fresh and salt water. This book also offers a few ideas on how to save water at home.
Finding ways to re-use items or recycling bottles, glass, paper, and more teach little learners how to care for earth. Get those little learners recycling early and often! This is also a great time to talk about re-using items for art projects! You could even have them make a bird feeder out of recycled items!
This earth day book is a fantastic way to teach little learners about the water cycle! I know they will be amazed to discover exactly where water comes from…. give those little learners a guess or two before giving them the answer.
It wouldn’t be Earth Day without a little compost. I bet you never thought compost could be fun….. oh but it can, with the help of this book! Little learners will also get some much-needed practice with their ABC’s.
Oh boy. Little Critter is here to help everyone learn about the importance of Earth Day! After he watches a movie at school and learns about global warming it becomes his mission to slow it down.
This story takes readers on an adventure when Pinkalicious and Peter visit the park to discover it is covered in trash! You’ll have to read the rest of the book to discover how they get rid of all that garbage.
I LOVE this book because it is the perfect example of how to treat the earth. It is printed on recycled paper with only the use of non-toxic inks. The cutouts are colorful and the book is full of great ideas for young readers to do in celebration of earth day.
Use this book as a guide to recycling! By the end of this book, kids will know how to separate, sort, and recycle different types of material.
Mr. Gilly drives the big garbage truck around town and cleans up all of the trash! The rhyming text alone takes readers on an adventure.
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
Here are some even more fantastic ideas on how kids can help protect earth’s resources through action! The book mentions some very clever ideas.
The day in the life of a garbage truck! This book keeps reader’s attention through silly rhyming verses and a very interesting story. One of my all-time favorite children’s books.
This book highlights some fantastic ideas on how to turn a box into a number of things…. all you need is your imagination! Great way to add a little playtime fun to help our planet. Put boxes in the STEM or blocks center create things with boxes just like the bunny does in this book!
Another great book to promote fun and recycling….. whatever you call it, please do not call it a stick! Take your class outside, find some sticks, and brainstrorm all the different things a stick can be!
In the first book of a children’s book series, my little planet, we get to take a look at the importance of water and the role it plays in our lives. Great way to start a discussion about the animals, habitats, and plants that are around us every day.
Another fantastic part about Earth Day is that we can talk about growing our own food! Add this to the list of fun things to do on Earth Day!
The third book in this fantastic series talks about how fun it is to recycle! Not only can little learners help by sorting different types of materials, but they can use items that might end up in the garbage as craft supplies!
What better way to learn how to pack your trash than with a book that has colorful illustrations along with a whimsy poem. I’m in LOVE with this series of books because they show little learners how to be responsible even when others are not.
Introduce little learners to basic science concepts by starting with the oceans and ending in the clouds… this earth day book captures the magic of earth in one simple, yet wonderful book.
Now that we have books for circle time and the science center, let me help you plan the rest of your Earth Day themed centers and small group activities! Oh and make sure to grab the Earth Day science center freebies too. Click HERE or the photo below.
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