Category — Arbor Day
Arbor Day is April 30th, and wouldn’t planting a tree be a fun activity to do with your grandchildren or children. When you plant the tree it’s great to dedicate it to someone special or something you want to celebrate. One year my children and I planted a tree in honor of my father, their grandfather. We each wrote a special note and buried it in the ground with the tree. My children began calling it grandpa’s tree. If you don’t have a space to plant a tree find a park or another public place. Check with your city, I’m sure the donation of a tree would be greatly appreciated. To find information about planting trees and other Arbor Day activities go to ARBORDAY.ORG.
April 29, 2010 No Comments
If you enjoy gardening and want to share that love with your children or grandchildren here is an eco-friendly activity; plant a tree together.
May 20, 2009 No Comments
This is a unique and fun way for your grandchildren to keep up on their writing skills while camping or traveling. They can keep postcards, brochures or other items in the paper sack and write or draw about their adventures.
You’ll need: lunch size paper sacks, staples or tape, and markers or crayons.
Directions: Just staple or tape together the closed end of as many lunch sacks as you think you’ll use then begin your journal.
August 1, 2008 1 Comment
Materials: 5 sheets of newspaper for each apron, yarn, scissors, paper punch
1. Stack together the 5 sheets of paper so the edges are even.
2. Cut away the armhole sections as shown in diagram. The dimensions may not be exact depending on the size of your newspaper.
3. Punch 4 holes – 2 at the neck and 2 at the sides.
4. Tie the yarn securely in the holes.
It’s now ready to put on and use to protect your clothes when doing a special project. Be sure to recycle the paper when the apron is no longer needed. A word of caution: don’t wear the apron over light-colored clothing, the ink has a way of rubbing off.
April 1, 2008 No Comments
Go Green Baby Style – Environmentalism is definitely in fashion for baby clothes. Check out these websites.
As five children travel through the Florida Everglades by canoe, their guide tells them about the change in the landscape around them. They learn that it is now an endangered ecosystem, one that will only survive with their help.
This book includes ideas on acid rain, air pollution, disappearing animals, too much garbage, water pollution, and more.
A remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere and entrusting them with her protection. The illustrations are exquisite.
April 1, 2008 No Comments