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Happy Earth Day! How can you and the little ones celebrate Earth Day?  Here are some last minute crafty ideas and don’t just do them today.  Some of these ideas can keep the little ones busy all Spring long. Happy Crafting/Reading and Planting!

Earth Day

 

Hand Print Tree | Draw a hand print tree on a white shirt for Earth day and wear it proud!

Binoculars | Sure to be a hit for outdoor fun all spring, this DIY craft are simply made using felt, glue, cardboard, twine, craft foam, and rubber bands.

Coffee Ground Fossils | Who knew this could be so easy?!?

Birdy Treats | Gather some pine cones, smear them in peanut butter, and roll them in bird seed for a healthy dose of flavor. After all of the cones are covered, tie them with string to some nearby tree branches and watch as your feathered friends swing by for a special Earth Day feast.

The Earth Book | Explore the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good – from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways.

Plant Flowers | Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach children the value of giving back. If your city has a parks department, call and ask about planting flowers in a community space like a park, a school or the local police department.  Head to the local nursery or plant stand and add a pop of color to your community.

Garden Hose Spring Wreath | This is the perfect project for me! I do not, I repeat do not have a “green” thumb.

Earth Day Caterpillar | Your child will love watching as the seeds quickly begins to sprout and turn into the caterpillar’s grassy mane!

Make every day Earth Day!

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