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This week in celebration of Earth Day we read Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day, by Jane O’Connor. This is a cute book that gives wonderful examples of things that children and their families can do to help protect the environment. However, when Nancy goes a little overboard she also learns how she can respect her family while still taking care of the earth. When I was little I was always trying to find ways to “Save the Earth” in fact I even belong to the “Save the Earth Club in middle school. So this is something that I am happy to share with Emily. The ideas in this book are fun and I know Emily is excited to try some of them out.
We decided to make some Earth Cookies for Earth Day after reading this book. We painted our sweet canvas with some green and blue homemade edible water color paint.
I mixed the dough for the sugar cookies and let it chill in the refrigerator while the girls were actually napping at the same time. When Emily woke up we rolled half of it out and she cut them into circles. She decided she wanted to make large and small earths.
After they were baked and cooled for a bit Emily painted the cookies with green and blue watercolor paints (just plain old water and food coloring).
Emily’s Earth Cookies
Happy Earth Day!!!
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