Calling all superheroes! Earth Day is coming up soon, which means there is no better time to talk about taking care of the earth with our students and work on some writing skills at the same time. Enter: a creative Earth Day activity!
This superhero writing craftivity is the perfect compliment to an Earth Day theme or classroom party. Parents and kids will have so much fun reading students’ creative ideas!
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Prepping for this Earth Day activity was easy.
I decided to print the five superhero choices on cardstock for extra durability.
I printed the rest of the pages on white paper, but if you really want to do a fun spin you could print them on brightly colored Astrobright paper.
Then, I grabbed some scissors, colorful construction paper, and a pencil for each student.
Superhero Earth Day Activity
To start, I asked the kids to take out their writing prompt pages and brainstorm how they would like to be a superhero and help the earth.
I encouraged students who didn’t know what to say to start the prompt by drawing their ideas.
Once all four prompts had been filled out, they were ready to work on their practice sentences.
I let students choose the paper they liked best – providing multi-lined paper for my beginning writers and single lined paper for my more advanced students.
I worked my way around to each small group and helped kids correct their punctuation, capitalization and spelling.
When all of their sentences had been corrected, they were ready to carefully copy them onto the final paper.
Once all the stories were written down, it was art time!
I let each child choose from the five different superhero toppers.
Then, I grabbed some crayons and let the kids go to town.
It was fun to see students bring their ideas to life through their creative thinking and imagination!
And I know the parents and their classmates will love to see this fun and colorful Earth day activity in the hallway this month.
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