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This week we have been talking about Earth Day and ways that we can help do good things for the Earth. Emily and Juliette really enjoyed Recycle Every Day!, by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. This is a great story about a little bunny, Minna who needs to make aposter about recycling for school. She wants her poster to be picked to be in the Community Recycling Calendar. Her family helps her learn about the different things that they do to recycle each day of the week. Finally, she is inspired to create her poster.
I loved the theme of this book, because all of the different ways that Minna and her family recycled are things we can and in many cases already to in our home. Emily liked seeing the bottle returns since we just recently took a huge bag to our recycling center. We also use our tote bags when we go food shopping.
I also love the illustrations in this book the last page has a list of the different recycled papers and materials that are used throughout the book. We are working on collecting them so that we can use them to make our own pictures.
For today’s project we made a Puffy Paint Earth Day craft. I got the idea for this project on Pinterest from Itsy Bitsy Learners.
Emily’s Puffy Paint Earth
These were fun and easy to make, first I cute out the hearts for the girls, then the girls traced and cut out their handprints. Emily traced hers and Juliette cut out one while I cut out the real ones (she likes to just cute everything into really small pieces, but it was still good practice in using the scissors!)
Next I gave them each a paper plate and some green and blue homemade puff paint. First they painted the green on to look like the land and I microwaved it to make it puff up. Then they painted the blue for the water and I microwaved it to make it dry and puff up.
Finally they glued on the hands and heart to show that they love the Earth. This was a fun project and looks so cute hanging up for Earth Day!
The linky will be open all week. Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!
Also, be sure to check out the stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects. All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order. I have also included a list of all the blogs that participate in stART.