Today we did a few Earth Day crafts and discussed ways to help our planet. Ds4 had a lot of fun with this, although he didn’t really grasp a lot of it. He did understand about not polluting our water and air, “Because the fishes need to breathe.” How cute is that! :)
First we made a Mr. Raindrop. I had no idea he would like this so much! He has been walking around and playing with this all morning. Btw, all ideas came from Kidssoup.
We made an earth sun catcher next. You simply draw a circle on the non-sticky side of a sheet of contact paper (one of my favorite homeschooling supplies!) and outline some land areas. Peel back the contact cover and place ripped pieces of tissue paper to represent the land and water. Cover it with another sheet of contact and voila!
Finally we cut out pictures from magazines of all the items you can recycle and sorted them onto the correct page of the kidssoup recycling booklet.
My ds2 is so darn clever, he added the top of a bleach bottle picture to the top of the booklet on the plastic page. Cute! My ds4 put a picture of a dog on the paper page, “Because a dog brings you the paper.” :)
We will go on a nature walk later today and make a trip to the recycling center as well. Happy Earth Day everyone!