I love that we have a day set aside each year to appreciate the world God created for us! It’s kind of like Christmas and Easter. We should be appreciating our world every day, but we get busy with life and forget.
We have been spending some time talking about caring for our earth. Ben is intrigued by the idea. I think even he understands how we take things for granted. Today we spent some time doing a scavenger hunt around our home, finding things that we could reduce, reuse or recycle. I’ll be the first to admit that we, as a family, have not focused enough time and energy to thinking about these 3 Rs. I wanted to share a few of the items Ben found.
Reduce: this one was difficult, but with a little prompting (and a discussion about the length of his showers) he came up with water, electricity, heat/air conditioning, paper plates.
Reuse: ziplock baggies, bath towels, newspapers and magazines (arts and craft projects), clothes, dishes, silverware, milk jugs, aluminum foil.
Recycle: newspapers, magazines, plastic bottles.
Tomorrow, we’ll be reading about the loss of rainforests and other habitats and the effects on animals and the environment in general. We’ll also be going to see the new movie, Earth. It’s opening day!
I wanted to share a few really nice resources for learning more about Earth Day and ways we can all help Save Our Planet.
Books to Read
Websites to Visit
Kaboose crafts, games, projects, foods, coloring pages, and other fun fun fun!!
EarthDay.gov For kids. This page provides links to federal government Web sites for kids related to Earth Day and the environment.
ABCTeach here, you’ll find an Earth Day theme unit.
Evan Moor Theme Pocket the April Theme Pocket has several fun and hands-on Earth Day activities.
Happy Earth Day!!