This post was originally published last year. It’s a great reminder of the things we can do today and every day!
1. Go for a walk. Let your kids touch the dirt, the grass, the bugs on the ground. Let them feel the earth, hear the sounds of nature, and feel the texture’s that surround us.
2. Make a pine cone bird feeder. Cover the pine cone with a mix of 1/2 a cup of vegetable shortening with 2 1/2 cups of cornmeal. Roll the pine cone in birdseed, hang it from a branch with a piece of string and watch the birds come!
3. Make animals from old egg cartons. A spider, a caterpillar, a camel… Add pipe cleaners for ears and jewels for eyes.
4. Take your cans to be recycled. This is a great way to bring up recycling. Where are the can’s going? How are they being re-used? What does it mean to recycle? For an added bonus, let them buy something fun with the money they got back! (Dollar store anyone?!)
5. Plant flowers in your backyard. How do flowers grow? What do we need to help them grow? How does the earth- the sun, the rain, the soil, the bugs help a plant to grow?