Earth Day Freebie Linky!

With Earth Day upon us, this is a great time to share a little about my school. We have a school-wide theme that changes every two years. It used to be every year, but investing in a theme that was a one-shot deal was expensive and a LOT of work! Every two years is bad enough just fine.

So the theme for the past two years has been Get Into a Green Routine! Our school is located right on the edge of the Everglades, so we tend to gravitate toward environmental themes. I really liked this one and I'm kind of sad to see it go, it's pretty universal and I like to build on things instead of starting all over again at square one, but that's just me (apparently).

Let's start with my own room. We've been love-love-lovin' Amy Lemons' Earth Day unit. I pretty much {big pink puffy} heart anything Amy makes. I've told her this before, but my kids actually ask "Is this from Amy Lemons?!" when we start something they think is cute or fun. I get such a kick out of that! They know I'm Sunny Days so they look for that too, but I honestly think it's Lemons in the lead in room 852. These super cute books are from her unit.

I always have my iphone with me when I'm walking the halls so I can snap a picture of something that inspires me or I find share-worthy. Here are some that are great for Earth Day or if you're considering a theme like this for next year. 

This next genius idea comes from our fabulous, amazing PTA. Once a month we have a Trashless Lunch Day where the kids are encouraged to bring lunches that generate the least amount of trash as possible. Look at these great visuals they made for the kids!

Some other goodies from around the school:

As I was putting this post together, I intended to share some of the great freebies I've found for Earth Day, but there are SO many! I decided to host a linky party instead so everyone can link up and find all of the environmental goodness in one easy place.

Feel free to link up below! You can link straight to a free product or to a blog post that has a free activity or even just a fun idea. If you link to your blog, please grab this image at the top of this page and link back here. Can't wait to see all of your awesome ideas!


  1. Great collection of ideas and freebies! Thanks so much!

  2. Love the vines...that is a great tough!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. What a great idea for a linky party! I've already found some new things to do this year. I haven't blogged about it yet, but I want to share an idea that I do each year. I go to the local grocery store and get some brown paper bags. I have the children decorate them with Earth Day slogans and ways to help save our Earth. Then, I bring them back to the grocery store and they use them to bag groceries. My students love knowing that people are seeing and using their bags. They are so proud of themselves for helping to change the world.

    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  5. Happy Easter! I love all of these fabulous and free ideas. Thanks for the linky party. I can't wait to link up later this week. I am a new follower.


  6. OH WOW! I love to teach my class about Earth Day! And, these links are terrific! Thanks for the great resources.

  7. I just LOVE Earth Day. I was so happy to add something to your linky party!
    First Class Teacher

  8. What a great theme to have for your school. I'm sure your kids will carry on what they have learned even after you move to a new theme. Thanks for the great party. I just linked up:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  9. Thanks for throwing this party- love having all the links in one place... SO MANY great ideas out there!!! I just linked up and I'm your newest follower :)

    The Learning Tree

  10. Thank you for hosting. I haven't blogged my idea yet, but I'll be back when I do!

    I'm your newest follower. How have I missed you this long?!
    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

  11. Love all of your ideas and activities!! You are so creative!! Thank you for hosting the Linky party!!

  12. Hi Denise!

    I love the once a month "trashless" lunch! We had to do this once when we went on a field trip because they didn't have any trash cans there and the kids thought it was great! What a fabulous idea to do it at school too! I am a new follower of your blog!

    Lessons with Laughter

  13. Hi Denise,

    Thanks for hosting such a great Earth Day party! I found so many excellent resources to use with my students! Happy Earth Day!

    Read with Me ABC


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