41 Terrific Earth Day Writing Prompts for 1st Grade Students

Celebrate and honor the ideas plus events connected with Earth Day using these free Earth Day writing prompts for 1st grade students.

In addition to bringing awareness about the environment, these Earth Day writing prompts for 1st grade improve writing skills, encourage expression of thought, motivate students to analyze ideas, and ignite critical thinking.

That’s why these first grade Earth Day writing prompts fit well as part of your collection of writing prompts for first graders.

These journal prompts could also be used as Earth Day writing activities.

So this week, pencil into your science or writing lesson plans a few of these fun first grade writing prompts about Earth Day.

Earth Day Writing Prompts for 1st Grade

Even reluctant writers will move their pens to these Earth Day writing prompts for 1st grade students!

1. We should care for the earth because…

2. Convince your parents to attend a “Clean-Up-the-Park” event this weekend. 

3. Describe a beautiful rainforest. 

4. Write a letter to your classmates persuading them to recycle. 

5. Some ways to keep the environment clean include…

6. List five facts about Earth. 

7. Share a fun Earth Day lesson or activity you’ve done in the past. 

8. Describe planet Earth. 

9. When I see trash on the ground, it makes me feel _____ because…

10. I appreciate Earth because… 

11. Describe how the world would look if there was no pollution or litter.

12. Why is it important to keep the environment clean?

13. What are some ways to use less energy in your home?

14. I can help the environment by…

15. E.A.R.T.H. – Write an acrostic poem about Earth. 

16. Plan a lunch with food that comes directly from the Earth. Describe the meal.

17. Compare and contrast Earth Day and another holiday. 

18. Why is pollution and trash harmful to ocean animals?

19. Draft a fictional story about a superhero who saves Earth from the Litter Monster!

20. Some things Earth provides us with are…

21. Write about a typical day in the life of a piece of trash.

22. The effects of pollution are…

23. Compose a story about a first grader who plants a tree with her/his family. 

24. Draft a letter persuading your friends to help you raise money for a local Earth Day charity. 

25. Share the benefits of riding a bike instead of driving a car. 

26. Come up with a school campaign that motivates students to recycle. 

27. Earth is special because… 

28. Write a story using these three words: tree, care, save

29. Write a speech or create a flyer persuading families in your community to volunteer to pick-up trash in the local community this weekend.

30. Sketch a picture of Earth. Now describe your drawing. 

31. Compose a poem about a topic related to the environment.

32. Taking time one day of the year to celebrate Earth is important because…

33. If Earth could speak, what would it tell you about its life?

34. Share an experience when you saw a person put trash on the ground. How did it made you feel?

35. If humans don’t take care of Earth…

36. Tell how life would be different if there was no electricity. Provide examples.

37. Describe a farm to someone who has never seen one.

38. If trees could talk, what message would they give to humans?

39. List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, 5-letter, 6-letter, 7-letter, and 8-letter) that you can make using the letters from the word pollution.

40. In a paragraph or two, describe an earth that is sick from pollution.

41. Create a list of things that are recyclable. 

42. Tell the importance of responding to Earth Day writing prompts for 1st grade.

Final Thoughts

Now you have a ready-supply of Earth Day writing prompts for 1st grade students to use as morning work, bell work, homework, and/or during writer’s workshop.

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