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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Earth Day!!!

April 22 is Earth Day! To celebrate, we've been going on nature walks, talking about recycling and conserving our natural resources, and reading books. This past Monday, Doodle Bug invited his friend GS to come over for a story, activity, and Earth Day treat.
First, we read the story Clifford's Spring Clean-Up. It's about a dog who helps the neighborhood clean-up and plant new trees and flowers. GS loves Clifford!
While I read the story, GS and Doodle Bug colored their version of the Earth on a coffee filter.

When they finished coloring, we went outside to pick up trash. I had scattered some "safe" trash around our backyard and gave them each a paper bag. It was kind of like an Easter Egg hunt...kind of ;o)

SNACK TIME!!!! I borrowed this idea from No Time For Flashcards (great site if you have little ones). I baked blueberry muffins. I added green food coloring to represent the Earth and extra blueberries to represent the watter. I used my muffin top pan so that it looked more like the Earth.

Aren't they cute enjoying their snack together!! The get along so well!!
Remember that Earth they were both coloring? Well, they sprayed it with water and laid it on a tray to dry. Here is the finished product.

Of course, Doodle Bug has the whole world in his hands...

...he wanted to give it more of a 3D effect!!

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