Process Art for Earth Day

materials for torn paper earth

We loved this project for a few reasons. The materials are easy to use, inexpensive to purchase, gets us a little sticky, and involves sensory, practical life and art work. Plus the project keeps children busy giving us adults an opportunity to speak about the importance of our relationship with the earth. A really great [Read On]

Outdoor Rules to Live & to Teach

outdoor rules to live by

“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~ George Santayana Go Outside Every Day Yes, every day. Better yet begin and end the day with fresh air. The best way to wake up and to unwind from the day. Do Not be Afraid Get dirty. Be welcoming of critters. When I heard one of my [Read On]

Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


Are you looking for active and unique ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children? Me too. So, I came up with a list. I thought I’d share it with you. “Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with [Read On]

Earth Day Every Day {Our Ideal Day}


I wish Earth Day could be Every Day. Why can’t it be? I declare it. Today we went screen free for the first time in a long while. We don’t watch tv but we rely on the iPad and “shows” via digital media. We started the day with a circle time reviewing the Earth as [Read On]

Earth Day Art Activity for Kids & the Home


This project evolved in my mind over a few weeks. I wanted to do an art project that integrated and simulated the earth’s rotation. Honestly the result passed my expectations. Not only was the project fun for my boys, it combined science with sensory and gave me beautiful prints to display in my sons’ art [Read On]

Bee Activity for Kids with Book


We read the sweetest children’s book recently called UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings. The poems together told a truly lovely story of the various players in a bee colony. The poems draw in adults as well as children. Bees really are fascinating critters! Not only was the book a nice read, it was very informative [Read On]