With Earth Day right around the corner, it’s a wonderful time to combine eco-consciousness with educational fun, especially for our littlest learners.
Whether you’re a homeschooling parent, preschool teacher, or just someone looking to engage a curious youngster, I’ve got the perfect activity for you: Earth Day Preschool Cut and Paste worksheets!
In my opinion, nothing beats seeing the spark of understanding in my child’s eyes as they match numbers or sequence them correctly.
It’s like watching a little green shoot push its way out of the soil—there’s that same feeling of growth and potential.
And on Earth Day, what could be more appropriate?
Earth Day Preschool Cut and Paste
These free preschool printables are designed to make learning numbers and counting fun and engaging for young learners.
Don’t miss out on this fun way to incorporate Earth into your preschool curriculum while also teaching important math skills.
Download our new number worksheets today and let the learning begin!
This 3-page worksheet packet is designed to reinforce number recognition and sequencing for preschoolers while tying in the theme of Earth Day.
Your kids will love the hands-on aspect of cutting and pasting, and you’ll love the educational value.
Page One contains numbers 1-10. Little ones will have a blast cutting out number words from one to ten and pasting them under the corresponding numbers.
Page Two steps up the game with numbers 11-20. This continues the theme and adds a bit more challenge for their developing minds.
Page Three is all about the sequence! Here, your kiddos will enjoy cutting out numbers and piecing together the full lineup from 1-20.
Why We Love It
As parents and educators, we’re always on the lookout for activities that not only teach but also imbue our children with values.
This Earth Day, we’re not just talking about numbers and sequences—though they’re essential foundational math skills.
We’re also introducing the bigger picture of Earth stewardship, even in these early educational stages.
Tips for Success
Here are a couple of tips to get the most out of these activities:
Prep Work: Have age-appropriate safety scissors available and help your preschooler with cutting if needed. The goal is learning, not frustration!
Discussion Points: As they work through the worksheets, talk about why we celebrate Earth Day and the importance of taking care of our planet.
Extend the Learning: Use the numbers to start conversations about quantities—how many cans we can recycle or how many water bottles we save by using a reusable container.
Earth Day Activities for Preschoolers
Celebrating Earth Day can be as simple as venturing into nature or as creative as crafting with recycled materials.
If you’re hunting for more activities to engage your preschooler, I’ve gathered a list tailored just for Earth Day that’s sure to sprinkle your day with joy and learning:
Nature Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of natural items for your child to find outside, like a leaf, a smooth stone, or a feather. It’s a delightful way to sharpen observational skills while they experience the great outdoors. Add a digital camera to the mix and your kiddo can snap pictures of their finds!
Recycled Art Projects: Involve your little ones in gathering recyclables and then let their imagination take the lead. Whether it’s a cereal box turned into a bird feeder or a collage made of old magazines, they’re not only crafting but also learning about reusing materials.
Plant a Pollinator Garden: Pollinators are crucial to our ecosystem, and creating a small pollinator garden can be a fantastic hands-on project. Choose pollinator-friendly plants and have your child help with the planting. They will beam with pride as they watch their garden attract bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds.
Storytime with Earth-Themed Books: Snuggle up with your preschooler and a stack of Earth-themed books. Read about different environments, animals, or how a young character learns to recycle. The stories stimulate curiosity, and that curiosity turns into learning.
DIY Composting: Introduce the concept of composting by starting a small compost bin. Demonstrate how food scraps and yard waste can turn into rich soil, and talk about how this helps the Earth.
Remember to have fun, keep the conversations going, and let your preschooler lead the way through these activities. Every little step they take is a step toward becoming a caring, earth-conscious individual.
Ready to get started? These Earth Day Cut and Paste worksheets are available now and are sure to bring a blend of joy, education, and environmental awareness to any preschool day. Let’s nurture our children’s number skills and their budding love for our planet at the same time!
And remember—every little bit counts, whether it’s one worksheet, one recycled can, or one planted seed. Together, let’s build a greener, brighter future for all our young Earth stewards. Happy Earth Day!