Earth Day is coming up this month on April 22nd! Be sure to create a bulletin board that will not only educate the kids about the environment, but will also inspire them to lend a hand where they can and give back to the environment. These Earth Day Bulletin Board ideas can be used in a “regular” school setting by teacher and within the homeschool setting!
One idea is to have your board focus on recycled materials. You can attach milk carton and aluminum cans to the board. This will give the kids a visual into what they can actually do to help. They will realize that they can recycle their juice container instead of just throwing it in the trash. Include pictures of a recycle bin you might have in your own house and a recycling center where products can be taken if not picked up from your home.
Another idea for an Earth Day bulletin board would be to educate the kids on water waste. Provide at least 3 ways the kids can help reduce water waste, such as turning off the water when brushing your teeth and using the dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand. Include pictures of kids brushing their teeth and filling a dishwasher to add to the board.
One possible way to get the message across about how pollution is hurting the earth is to show contrasting images: the earth as it is now, and the earth as it could be if not taken care of. These can be actual pictures of polluted lakes and streams in comparison to clean water. Or you can use a picture of an earth with blue water and green continents as the main part of your board, and a smaller earth with brown water and continents (varying shades of brown) on the lower section of your board.
Your bulletin board can also be a great way to show kids all the great things they could do to help the environment. Show pictures of kids riding their bikes to the park instead of taking the car or planting a tree. You can even make this type of board be interactive. You can attach small pieces of blank paper to the board that the kids can write down their environmental friendly idea and attach to the board. Great way for the kids to get creative with some ideas of their own.
Of course be sure to include the green "recycle circle" on your board, so kids become aware of the symbol and what it means. I made a super simple Earth Day Bulletin Board printable set to aid you in creating a simple board.
Earth Day is a great time to really get the kids educated and hopefully excited about how they can help the earth and also show them what will happen to it if we don’t start doing these things.