Tomorrow is Earth Day, and although we can’t celebrate with others this year, Travis and I talked today about ways we can help the Earth as a family. This month’s craft challenge from Highlights magazine – to create an Earth with items from nature – was the perfect end to the lesson!
First we needed to head outside and gather materials. I challenged Travis to think of what colors the Earth needed: blue and green of course! We looked for tall green grasses and little blue wildflowers (which were hard to find), and came home with our treasures.
Travis actually loved the fact that we had more green than blue. He decided our planet was more grass than water, and had so much fun with it.
We made a big circle of glue on poster board, and then he was able to sprinkle down handfuls of the grass, or press the blue flowers in more carefully in other parts.
As he worked, we read about ways to “step up for Earth” as a family.
Our new family goals include: saving water by having the kids bathe together, not separately; and to save on paper towels by buying reusable cloths.
Happy Earth Day to all! There are silver linings even in this Covid-19 era.