Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebrare Earth Day

Earth Day on Planet Smarty Pants

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We live in Silicon Valley, and our garden is all planted and blooming after March rains. Next week Smarty school has several events to celebrate Earth day, but we were not doing much for it at home this year, since it comes so close to Easter, Passover, and our vacation. We believe in celebrating Earth every day by being mindful of what and how we consume, walking to school instead of driving and tending to our garden.

Earth Day Ideas From After School Link Up

Today I am featuring Earth Day ideas from After School Link Up. There were so many great posts last week on this topic that it’s hard for me to pick favorites. Instead I decided to group them into categories:

Earth Day Printables

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  • Do-a-Dot Printables from Gift of Curiousity
  • Earth Day Learning Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
  • Earth Day Classroom Writing Freebie from Beach Bum Literacy Chick

    Earth Day Theme Units

    Ultimate-Planning-Guide-to-The-Lorax

    Earth Day Books

    Earth Day Books from Africa to America
    You can find more ideas for honoring Earth and recycling on my Earth Day Every Day Pinterest board.

    2014 After School Link Up Hosts

    We would love to have you link up your School-Age Post (Ages 5 and up) about your learning week after school including Crafts, Activities, Playtime and Adventures that you are doing to enrich your children's lives after their day at school, home school or on the weekend!
    When linking up, please take a moment to comment on at least one post linked up before yours and grab our after school button to include a link on your post or site! By linking up you're giving permission for us to share on our After School Pinterest Board or feature on our After School Party in the upcoming weeks! Don't forget to follow along and join our After School Enrichment Community.
  • 3 comments:

    Ticia said...

    I'm not a big earth day fan because it seems somewhat redundant with Arbor Day (and there was something else similar, which I can't remember now). Besides I'm doing good to actually do something for Valentine's Day many years, forget all of these other minor holidays.
    Besides, I agree with you, I'd rather just do my best every day, then have one super hyped up day.

    maryanne @ mama smiles said...

    I'm all for celebrating Earth Day all year round!

    Jill R. said...

    My family usually plants a tree on Earth Day, but I decided not to this year. We treat every day like it is Earth Day. We take walks whenever we can instead of driving. We recycle, we pick up litter. We are going to plant a tree this year, but on some random day to keep with our everyday is Earth day ideal.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!