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Eco-friendly Advertising

Create advertising for Earth Day! Use Crayola® Dry-Erase crayons to encourage earth-friendly behaviors.

  • Grade 2
    Grade 3
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • Directions

    1. Discuss the benefits of recycling, reducing, reusing or repurposing items and limiting trash with the class. Assist students with identifying vocabulary terms specific to recycling.
    2. Pre-cut 1-2 inch long strips of Crayola® construction paper.
    3. Ask each student to take 8 construction paper strips. Use Crayola® No-run school glue or glue sticks to glue the strips into a rectangle shape. Each student will need to create two frames.
    4. Assist students in laying a large piece of plastic wrap over one frame. If your work area is a dark color, please place a white piece of paper under the frame first (to help brighten the area for better viewing).
    5. Assist students as they tape their plastic wrap to their frame.
    6. Provide students with the twenty-four colors of Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons.
    7. Ask the students to draw an advertisement for recycling or limiting trash.
    8. Assist students as they put another piece of plastic wrap over their completed work.
    9. Ask the student to use glue or tape to secure the other frame to “finish” their artwork.
    10. Display the art on a window! Or, allow the child to take it home to discuss with family members.
    11. Have students work in pairs to discuss their drawings and creative choices. How do their advertisements promote recycling?
  • Standards

    LA: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade level reading and content.

    LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    SS: Examine the interaction of human beings and their physical environment, the use of land, building of cities, and ecosystem changes in selected locales and regions.

    SS: Describe instances in which changes in values, beliefs, and attitudes have resulted from new scientific and technological knowledge, such as conservation of resources and awareness of chemicals harmful to live and the environment.

    SCI: Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

    VA: Students will investigate, plan and work through materials and ideas to make works of art and design.

  • Adaptations

    Skip the plastic wrap and draw directly on a window! Use masking tape to create a “frame” for each child on classroom windows.

    Have children create a slogan or song to accompany their advertisements.

    Use white paper and Crayola® Washable Markers instead of dry-erase products.

    Have children write a paragraph describing how their advertisements assist efforts to recycle.


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