Earth Day is an annual event that began in 1970. The purpose of Earth Day is to increase awareness of protecting our environment. Over 1 billion people have celebrated Earth Day from around the world!
As Chief Seattle so wisely stated, "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
Let's do our best to take care of our community and each other!
Earth Day Book Recommendations and more!
Earth Day Activities
1. Make Salt Dough:
2. With a circular cookie cutter, cut out a dough circle. Then make a hole at the top of the dough circle using a toothpick or for ribbon or yarn necklace.
3. Bake the Earth pendants on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a 250°F oven for 2 hours. They will become dry and hard.
Remove the pendants from oven and let cool completely before painting.
Now it’s time to get creative with the Earth pendant necklace.
4. Paint planet earth or any environmental symbol using acrylic colors of your choice.How you choose to paint the planet is up to you. We chose to paint the entire planet blue and allow it to dry before adding the green. We created our own variety of shades of greens by combining yellow and blue. Your planet can look as realistic or unrealistic as you like.
Once the painting is complete (don’t forget to paint the back of the pendant) set them aside to dry. How long they take to dry will depend on the conditions in your house. We gave ours about an hour to fully dry.
When the Earth pendants have dried, feed the ribbon through the hole in the top of each pendant.
Earth Pendant Recipe from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Celebrating Earth Day at Home & in School!
Ideas borrowed from StylishTrendy.Com