Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day!   We spent the morning reading some of our favorite Earth loving books.  If you haven't read any of these books with your littles I highly recommend them.  They are sweet and simple stories about why it is so important to care for our Earth and that each little effort really can have a big impact.  It's so important for kids to realize that they truly are big enough to make a difference in this great big world.  Earth Day is the perfect opportunity for that and one of our favorite family "holidays".  Especially for Kinsley who I have no doubt will grow up impacting her world in a very big way.
We also talked about some of their favorite ways to help protect the Earth and everyone (and everything) living on it. 
  • Growing a garden
  • Feeding the birds
  • Recycling everything
  • Cleaning up trash that people leave everywhere 
  • Making sure good bugs have homes
  • Helping the birds make their nests
  • Not wasting too much electricity
  • Don't ever waste water
  • Sharing
I think they came up with a pretty great list for sure.  There are so many great ways that we can all help out.  We try to limit our use of disposable products, reuse as much as we possibly can, buy things secondhand when possible, and use non-toxic cleaning and household supplies just to name a few.  It's important for us all to do what we can to help preserve the future of our planet for our children and to raise children that understand the importance of these choices as well. 
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Making houses for the bugs to live in, finding worms for our garden, and just enjoying spending time out in mother nature...seems like the perfect way to spend the day indeed.

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