Did you know that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? A great way to learn about this special day while honoring Mother Earth, is by incorporating some clever crafts in your home school biology lesson.
We have new branches in our yard every day, but they look fabulous in a vase, when you decorate them with bright yarn, pipe cleaners, pom poms, glitter and more! Check out this link for inspiration.
Bundle up (if you are in Michigan) and go on a little adventure around the yard or dig out old shells from past vacations, to gather rocks and shells for easy wire pendants. Turn it into a lesson about how the shells came to be, perhaps look for rocks that are fossils. How did they form?
If you have a little one working on spelling their name or you have a teenager that is anxious to craft, have them collect items outside that they can use to form their name on paper! Just some Elmer’s glue or hot glue is needed to hold it down. You can even do a smaller version and frame it.
Even snack time can get in on the Earth Day fun! Instead of just plopping fruit in a bowl, take a little time to arrange into these cute butterflies on a plate. Have fun with this one or let the little ones produce the design.
Hop onto Facebook at 11am on April 22 for educational songs about earth and nature, thanks to kid favorite Benjammin along with Gramma Jamma. He is actually based out of Vicks.