Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day Recap

Happy Earth Day!  Today we celebrated with a few Earth Day themed activities and I thought I'd share!  There's a lot of pictures in this post so get ready!

Our first activity of the day was a nature walk.  We went to check out the flowers that are blooming and see what kind of animals we could find.  We happened upon a toad!  Natty thought he was so neat hopping along.

Our azaleas are really blooming right now and are so beautiful!  Our cedar pine is also getting new buds and we thought that looked really cool.  While we were on our walk we also found a few pine cones for our next activity!

Next we came inside and made some pine cone bird feeders!  I'm sure most of us did this when we were young.  You just spread some peanut butter on the pine cones and then sprinkle them with bird seed.  Add some ribbon to hang them up and you're good to go!

If you have a little helper, like I do, I really recommend doing this on a sheet or something so clean up is easy!  She also got a little upset that this part of the activity was over so quickly.  She really enjoyed playing with the bird seed.

Ta-da! Once your ribbon is tied on you have a yummy treat that your feathered friends are sure to enjoy.  So now it was time to head outside and find a good place to hang our feeders.

We hung our feeders on a dogwood tree that's close to the house and can be seen from the front windows.  We're hoping to maybe see some birds go after this treat tomorrow!

We also played with bubbles while we were outside hanging these up, which is an activity Natty really enjoys!

Since we're talking about Earth Day, I wanted to share one of Natty's Easter gifts.  She got this super cool Green Toys Tea Set .  I love Green Toys! They are so well made, they're colorful and super fun. Plus they are made in the USA from recycled materials.  You can't get much better than that! Natty has several of their toys.  She has a My First Tugboat for the bath (this gets played with every bath), a Pink and Purple Dump Truck and a pink race car !

Our last activity for the day was to watch an episode from the Planet Earth series.  I love this series.  The scenery and animals are all so beautifully shot.  Natty loves watching shows with animals so I thought she'd enjoy this.  I picked the Jungles episode.  Unfortunately, she has been teething pretty badly and this didn't hold her attention very well and she ended up having a bit of a tantrum.  Overall though she did really good today and enjoyed our Earth Day activities!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Earth Day!  Did you do any fun activities or crafts with your little ones?  I'd love for you to share!

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1 comment:

  1. :D Sounds like Natty had a wonderful Earth Day! Love her cute tea set. Oh, The Africa movie I watched was pretty awesome to. You guys would enjoy that one :) :)