Earth Day fun and projects

Well, we did a few things as a family for Earth Day this year over the weekend. Well, actually, we started Friday night! We went to Lowe’s to pick up a board for our “recycled crib project.” While we were there we also decided to pick up a strawberry planter, strawberry plants, and a tomato for the top of the planter. I’d love to grow a whole garden, but we live on on-post housing. I know we could do raised beds, but the time it would take for that project is more than we have right now, and our backyard is pretty small as it is! We did also find these cute plant projects called Growums! Not only were they reasonably priced, but they’re so educational, so I figured it serves 2 purposes – growing vegetables AND teaching the kids. As a homeschooling mom I’m always looking for natural, teachable moments, and this is the perfect project!

Planting the strawberries and tomatoes

Starting our Growums planter box

Beginning of our Desk Project

 

Saturday we went down to BabyEarth in Round Rock for The Great Cloth Diaper Change. While we were there I picked up a couple of new diapers for our little guy. I know he’ll start potty training soon, but he has also outgrown 5 of his current diapers that are sized diapers rather than one-size, so I figured it was a great way to use some of his birthday money! 🙂 (I can’t believe he’s going to be 2 in a couple of days!!) After, we visited our friends and the kids got a lot of play time outside, which was great! The mooselion even got some play time in the dirt at home while outside and my husband was washing the rug!

New Diapers

Playing in the dirt

 

On Sunday (Earth Day) we decided to go out and enjoy the Earth! We took the canoe out on Belton Lake (for the first time with the kids!). Mooselion started out being very angry since he felt “confined,” but once we got out on the water he was loving it! The other 2 just loved the whole thing! We got to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, saw a HUGE fish jump right next to us, the kids enjoyed touching the water (and the little guy enjoyed walking in it!), and we soaked up the beautiful weather! After we were on the water for a while we decided to drive “off road” for a little bit just to check things out, and we knew at least one of the kids would fall asleep (but 2 of them actually did!). It was just an overall nice day to enjoy time together as a family and enjoy nature!

Out on the canoe

Touching the water

Scenery from the Canoe

Testing out the water

 

What did you do for Earth Day?

 





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Comments

  1. Ohh this is a nice family day and funny activities ,,Usually , I take my kids camping or to the beach as they like 🙂

  2. So cool!!! I didn’t know they made strawberry planters! I am def going to be on the lookout for them this spring! We would need 400 of them to keep up with as many strawberries as we eat in a season!

  3. Great article for homeschoolers, thanks!

  4. I love to really celebrate Earth Day. My kids aren’t too keen on getting dirty, so that poses a challenge…

  5. As my kids get older, I get more and more excited about all the crafts and projects that we get to do…this post made me even more excited. I think that planting the plants was a great idea, especially since all kids love to get dirty!

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