I feel like I've just been coasting through the days with my kids - keeping everyone clean, fed, and mostly happy. I haven't been very good at facilitating the memorable, the magical or the exciting. That needs to change. Delighting my children is such a thrill - I know this; I just have to remember that it's worth the extra effort. And we're going to make the effort for Earth Day; it's going to be a green&blue to-do and I've been searching the internets for inspiration.
Wanted to share the following with you:
Tin Can Herb Garden
Take Care of the Earth Coloring Page
Sticks & Stones Mobile (perfect for little boys - what do they like more than rocks & sticks??)
Set an Earth Day Goal. Big change comes in small steps - talk with your family about one thing each of you can do to be more kind to the earth.
Read Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax":
"But now," says the Once-ler,
"Now that you're here,
the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear.
UNLESS someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
Go on a nature walk and point out all the interesting and beautiful things you see along the way. Take time to sit quietly and listen to the sounds of the earth - the birds, the breeze, the rustling or leaves, the trickle of a stream or the pitter pat of the rain.
Check out Family Fun's impressive list of Nature Crafts and Gardening Tips.
Earth Day Word Puzzles & More Coloring Pages
Have a dance party to Jack Johnson's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
And play this lullaby when the sun sets on your celebrations. Really, you'll love it.