Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day is just around the corner! Spend the next two days educating your child(ren) about the celebration and then spend Earth Day (April 22) doing something to help the Earth!

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin.
Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration.
February 2010.
HarperCollins Publishers.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Join Biscuit and his owner as they set forth on an adventure, introducing the youngest of readers to the concept of an Earth Day Celebration! Together, the duo set off for school, ready to participate in all the planned Earth Day events - from planting a garden, to taking a clean-up walk and even designing their own reusable shopping bag! Children will quickly catch on to ways that they, even as children, can help keep the Earth clean and taken care of!

Reading/Learning Activities:
  • I was going to create a mini-book for children to create based on what they learned in this story... but given that it's Earth Day, I thought it might be better to actually get your child(ren) outdoors and actually participating in events that will help save the Earth!
  • Encourage them to shut off the water when brushing their teeth!
  • Select one of the bird feeder crafts found here and work with your child(ren) to create it. Then hang it outside to help support the wildlife!
  • Plant a garden with your child to help grow your own veggies. Allow him/her to pick 3 different veggies they'd like to grow and help them plant/care for their garden!
  • Take a clean-up walk of your own! Head out to your local park, grab a stick and use it to spear trash into a garbage bag to help clean-up in your community!
  • Head to your local craft store and pick up a canvas bag - they're relatively inexpensive... you should be able to get one for under $3! Allow your child to decorate the bag to use as a reusable shopping tote to help reduce the use of those non-Earth friendly plastic bags!
  • Finish your day off with a special Earth Day snack - several of which can be found here!

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