This is really a wild, fun, and free way to celebrate Earth Day! Your students will upcycle trash into beautiful flowers, while also practicing measurement.

1. Have your students collect paper scraps (trash) from both the classroom and home, during the period of a few days. Each day, whatever they collect is tossed into one big, communal box in the corner of your living space.

2. Around the big day, have each student design his/her dream flower, utilizing a piece of paper and colored pencils. What can they like their own, individual flowers to appear like? (While they're designing, empty contents of their paper-scraps box onto a table.)

3. Have the kids head to the “scraps table” which contains all the materials the category collected to be upcycled. Which pieces will best make their flower vision a reality?

4. They build their flowers, minus the stem.

5. Once their flower is made, randomly assign each student a length for his or her flower stem. The scholars must then create a stem of that length for his or her flower, using a ruler to determine and appearance their stems. Assesses each student’s ability to measure accurately.

6. Finally, have fun cooperatively developing a paper garden on a wall within the classroom. “With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all consecutively!”