Sweet Tea & Busy Bees Collage

Sweet Tea & Busy Bees Collage

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Agents: Earth Day activities

Earth Agents!

When I was little I was sure I would single highhandedly save the earth. My neighbor/best friend and I even started The Save The Earth Club. It was official. We has sashes and patches. So naturally every year we celebrate Earth Day in a big way. This year the kids were Earth Agents, like secret agents learning about the planet.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:

Recycled earth crayons:

Broken blue and green cryaons
mini cupcake wrappers
Mini cupcake tin

1. Place the mini cupcake wrappers into the tin.
2. Fill each wrapper with broken pieces of blue and green crayons.
3. Bake crayons in a 200 degree oven for 25 minutes.
4. Let crayons completely cool before removing them from their wrappers.     

We learned about recycling by making recycled earth crayons. We used the globe to see how the earth is made of water and land. 
Batman getting ready to make recycled crayons 

"Strawberry shortcake" coloring with her recycled earth crayon

Nature Scavenger hunt:

I also took my little secret agents on a nature scavenger hunt. They looked for different colored flowers, animals, insects etc. "Batman" used his kid digital camera to take pictures of all the things he found on our hunt.
"Batman" found some white flowers

"Batman" chose his favorite tree to do a bark rubbing

We finished the day off with an earth fruit pizza. It was Delish!

What did you do for Earth Day? Leave a comment, we would love to hear how your family celebrates.

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