Introduce students to energy-saving tips with this fun rhyming poem. Copy the activity sheet and distribute it to students. Read the instructions as a class. Complete the activity as a group with younger students. Older students may complete the activity on their own.
Once done, reread the poem as a class and ask students to identify each of the energy-saving tips, which include:
Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
Only run the dishwasher when it is full.
Shut off the water while you brush your teeth—don’t leave it running. Just wet your brush at the beginning and rinse when done brushing.
Turn off the TV when you’re done watching.
Walk, bike, or take the subway or bus instead of driving a car when possible.
As a follow-up activity, have students work as a group or independently to create their own poems about green choices they make every day.
Visit the “Family Resources” section by clicking above to download an energy-conservation pledge to copy and send home with students.
Answers (in order of appearance):
day/today, right/light, cup/up, toothbrush/rush, go/show, school/cool