Earth Day Action Ideas

Grades 3-5, Grades K-2, Grades K-5
Subjects: Literacy, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, You and Your World


*French Resources included as an attachment.* Want to DO something to impact the world around you?  Choose from a variety of activities this Earth Day, and every day, to truly make a difference!

What You’ll Need

  • A copy of the Earth Day Actions Guide Earth Day Action Resource Guide
  • recyclable materials
  • Smartboard or projector
  • writing and drawing utensils – pencils, crayons, markers, etc.
  • iPads, cameras (optional)
  • printables (included in resource kit)
  • variety of craft supplies: string, paint, glue, scissors, tape, etc. (optional)


Using the Earth Day Action Resource guide, choose a variety of activities for you and your students to explore and DO.  Within various subject areas and outcomes, students can create, discuss, and learn more about Climate Change and solutions to it, here in New Brunswick.  Many French language options can be found within the guide, as well.

NB Cross-Curricular Outcomes


GCO 1:  Students will speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences. GCO 2:  Students will be able to communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically.  GCO 5: Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.  GCO 8: Students will be expected to use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imaginations.


Concepts and Content: counting, number sense, and time

Visual Arts & Music: 

GCO 1: Students will explore, challenge, develop, and express ideas, using the skills, language, techniques, and processes of the arts.  GCO 2: Students will be expected to create and/or present, collaboratively, and independently, expressive products in the arts for a range of audiences and purposes.


SCO 2.1 –Students will consider factors that support responsible application of scientific and technological knowledge and demonstrate an understanding of sustainable practices. Concepts and Content:

Grade 3 – Climate, Habitats, Plants, Animals

Grade 4 – Uses of Earth’s Resources

Grade 5 – Effect of environmental and physical factors on maintaining a healthy and functional body

Social Studies:

3.1.2 Describe the major physical features, climates, and vegetation of their province and the Atlantic region  4.3.1 Examine major physical features of the world  4.3.3 Examine the relationship between humans and the physical environment.

You and Your World:

K 4.1 describe and locate some of the natural and constructed features of their community  1.2.1 describe how plants and animals meet their needs in a given environment.  1.2.2 plan and conduct investigations that explore similarities and differences between plants and animals.  1.2.5 describe how people depend upon and interact with different natural environments; and  1.2.6 take age-appropriate action to practice responsible behaviour in caring for the environment.  2.5.3 describe how people’s interactions with the environment have changed over time; and  2.5.4 demonstrate an understanding of sustainable development and its importance to the future.

Global Competencies


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