This is a day that inspires so many people to think about what else they can do to help the Earth and playing in the garden is one of those things. Kids love to learn about the Earth and a great way to do that is to go on a nature walk in your community and collect leaves, flowers, weeds, sticks and other natural items. These items will become your child’s crayons or paints to create an Earth Day poster.
Children love learning while engaging their senses and hunting for unique leaves or colorful flowers that smell different is a way to explore gardens while learning and observing.
I know it’s kind of obvious but we often forget that children who love the planet, grow up into adults determined to save the planet. If you can't remember the last time your family walked out into nature - today's the day! (Bring a bag to hold your nature samples!) Once outside, pick up gorgeous colored items from nature! Its times like these that I am so impressed with all the green thumbs at the houses around us. It’s best to collect items that have already fallen, but if you’re in your own garden take a flower sample or two or more. We used our finds to “paint” the word Earth to share with our friends. However, I love this idea for practicing spelling words, writing your name, or even coming up with answers to practice math questions or “math keys.” I swear the kids don’t even know they’re learning while creating the nature art masterpieces!
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