Today is Earth Day
These are our treasures from our TRASH WALK!
We saw beautiful flowers along the way. Spring must be here!
Today we read a book about recycling. We talked about all the things we could use to make other ” stuff”. I think I have warped the kids this year. EVERYTHING they find they want to make something out of it. I bought 10 boxes of new markers this weekend and we emptied and sorted them into our marker jars. As we finished with the boxes, the kids threw then into the ” found materials” bin to be made into beautiful art. As a matter of fact, I am pretty sure there are some marker box masterpieces in the cubbies already! 🙂 There is a conference the first weekend in May that I am attending and they actually emailed yesterday and asked me to do a 90 minute workshop on ” found materials”. I was so excited about all the possibilities, then I remembered my life. There is absolutely no way to work in putting together a workshop for two weeks away. I wish there was, I would show off some of the “goodies” the kids have made.
We also went on a walk looking for trash. The funny thing is – for the walk between my house and the park, the kids only found two small things. I am sure some of that is in part due to the Dogwood Festival starting Friday. The city really tidies up for this! Should I be sad that there is no trash in our streets ? But we did see a lot of trees blooming and even some numbers on the ground . Since we were there, we played at the park for a little bit and made it home by 11:00 .
I would say it was a fun day!