Earth Week Activities

This week we are going to continue to have fun with up-cycling and re-using the things around us to help keep the earth clean.
We need to teach our children to be good stewards of this earth.

Here are some ideas for this week to help save money and help teach your kiddos how to take care of the earth.

1 – Turn the tv off,
I know it is nice to have on. But trust me try it for 1 week, Turn the tv off and turn some soft music on or just enjoy the silence. Also with turning the tv off you will find that your kids will have to find something other to do. Which means stretching their imaginations.
Plus take a look at these stats.

http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/save-money-by-turning-off-your-television/

Yikes lets save some energy and cut those costs just think $4 for every hour you watch tv.

2 – Recycling and the up and down game
Teach your kids about recycling, and how important it is to keep the earth clean. You can play a game called ups and downs. have the kids use there thumbs and have them point the thumb up for a good idea and point their downward for a bad idea. Some of the questions you can ask are
– After I eat a piece of Candy, I look around for a garbage can to throw my wrapper away.
– I drank some water out of a plastic bottle. I can’t find a garbage can so I toss it on the ground
– After playing with my toys, I put them away in their proper place.
– I made a bird feeder for the birds so they can eat.
– I picked up some rocks and threw them at the birds.
– I gave the dog food and water when he needed it.

3 – Turn the lights off
Have a day this week where you turn the Lights off all day or even for a meal and light some candles or lamp for light and play some board games.

4 & 5 – Build a bird feeder and house
here are simple instructions for making a bird feeder out of a plastic bottle.
http://birding.about.com/od/birdfeeders/a/Make-A-Plastic-Bottle-Bird-Feeder.htm
And the instructions for making a bird house out of a 2 liter bottle
http://www.favecrafts.com/Cool2Craft-Videos/How-to-Make-a-Soda-Bottle-Birdhouse#

6 – pick up trash
Take your kids to the park and bring some plastic bags. Have the kids pick up trash that they find around the park. Once you are all done take them out for ice-cream or a special treat for a job well done.

7 – Melted Earth crayons
This is a very cute idea follow these simple instructions for making some crayons that look like our world.
http://www.sandytoesandpopsicles.com/2012/04/homemade-earth-crayons.html

8- Check out this awesome blog for some more fun ideas for Earth day/week.

http://morethanmommmy.blogspot.com/2013/04/6-earth-day-activities-for-kids.html

 

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I'm a wife, a momma, a housekeeper and a penny saving one at that.

Posted on April 22, 2013, in Money Saving Ideas, Up-Cycle and Reuse and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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