April 22, is Earth Day. Most of the local events are held on upcoming weekends. That left us planning alternatives. Weather was warm and sunny and it was a school vacation week, so we had plenty of time to play and the option to be outdoors!
Later, we packed a healthy picnic and headed to the Boston Common to enjoy the wonders of springtime.
It's not complicated to teach kids to love Earth and care for their world. Basic things like learning about flowers, trees and animals can make a lasting impression on children. Taking a walk and spotting litter can lead to dialog about responsibility. Every step can lead to an adventure in learning, and on Earthday, we wanted it to be about Earth.
Our Earthday did just that. No Earthday cake, No Earthday parade, No big crowd. Just us PLANETPALS partaking in our beautiful world. Learning to love it. Learning to care for it. Learning to create it.
Learning about trees and petals:
Learning about spring flowers :
Learning to care for creatures:
Learning to draw from nature:
Learning to write with ancient implements:
Enjoying an Earthday picnic:
Making an Earthday craft:
Make Tuna Can World Globe:
Such fun for Earthday or Earth Science and georgraphy learning
Recycled Robots from Containers
This is an alternate idea--use cans--basically you can use anything to make fun robots: Humanoids or animals shapes, too