Smarty loves holidays. Easter was barely out of the door when she was asking what holiday will be coming next. She was very excited to remember that Earth Day is coming up on April 22. As always, we read a book to kick things off. It was Dinosaurs Go Green from Marc Brown/Laurie Krasny Brown Dino Tales series. It gives a pretty detailed overview of what we are trying to conserve, why and how kids can help. It’s a bit too long and detailed for younger children but good for 4+.
What can be a better activity to celebrate Earth Day than gardening? We added to our vegetable garden by planting broccoli and beans and finally started a little herb greenhouse that Smarty got for Christmas from her German uncle and aunt. We also enjoyed watching hummingbirds that frequent bright red flowers in our backyard. There is something amazing about them drinking nectar from these flowers while hovering in mid-air.
Smarty is enjoying writing mini-books at the moment, and she made this book about Earth as a birthday present for her favorite cuddle blankie. I know that there are some Earth Day activities planned in her school, and I am hoping to get some crafting with recyclables in sometime this week. The good part about Earth Day that it can and should be celebrated every day of the year.
What are you doing to celebrate and honor Earth?