April 30, 2011
Shop for household items at a thrift shop.
April 29, 2011
Learn About Trees
Trees make a community beautiful, and they provide homes and food for many animals. When you play around trees, don't break off limbs and don't injure the bark. To learn more about trees go here?a>.
April 28, 2011
Give Back On Your Birthday
Are you glad you were born? If so, why not make your parents a card or present on your birthday--just to say "thank you."
April 27, 2011
Worms Are Wonderful!
Are there worms in your backyard? If so, don't kill them. Worms help break down dead plants and animals, making the soil rich and fertile. Learn more about worms here?a>.
April 26, 2011
End Violence Against Women
In many countries, violence against women is common. Amnesty International is one group that is working to help women obtain basic rights. Click to donate to this cause. It's free. Go herea>.
April 25, 2011
Finish What You Start
Remember to finish what you start. Today would be a good day to go back and work on one thing you haven't finished yet.
April 24, 2011
Aunt Frances says:
"If dumb was dirt, he'd cover about an acre."
April 23, 2011
Shine A Light
Some animals make their own light, called bioluminescence. Is there a light inside you? Be a light that shines outward on the world and makes others happy
April 22, 2011
Today Is Earth Day
Write a poem or draw a picture to celebrate Earth Day. Here's a poem to get you started:
I'm glad the sky is colored blue;
And the earth is colored green;
With such a lot of nice fresh air
All sandwiched in between.
April 21, 2011
Carpool With Your Friends
It's cool to carpool. And it's fun too. When you and your friends are all going to the same event, suggest that everyone ride together.
April 20, 2011
Make A Costume
It's fun to make an Earth Day costume. There's just one rule. It has to be made out of recycled material. Need a suggestion? Go herea>.
April 19, 2011
Stop Global Warming
Carbonfund supports renewable energy, such as solar power, and works to decrease the gases that cause climate change. To support their work, click to donate. It's free! Go here?a>.
April 18, 2011
Learn About The Earth
1. If you walked around the Earth at the Equator, you would have to travel 24,901.5 miles to get back to where you started.
2. If you took a short cut and traveled in a straight line through the center of the Earth, you would go nearly 8,000 miles.
3. Only 30% of the Earth's surface is dry land.
4. About 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
5. The highest point is Mt. Everest, which is 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level.
6. The lowest point on land is the Dead Sea, which is 1312 feet(400 meters) below sea level.
7. Of all the water in the world, only about 3% is fresh water (the kind you can drink).
April 17, 2011
Aunt Frances says:
"You might as well try to eat soup with a knitting needle."
April 16, 2011
Learn How The Earth Recycles
Bury an apple core, some orange peels, a piece of a styrofoam cup, and a piece of ordinary paper together in one hole. Write the date down (and the place you buried the items) to remind you to dig them up in three months. When you dig them up--which items have started to decay? Which look the same? The items that are decaying are becoming part of the Earth again. Is this a good thing?
April 15, 2011
Make A Pledge For Peace
Pledge to do your part for world peace:
I pledge to speak to others in a kind way.
I pledge to help others when they need my help.
I pledge to care for the Earth.
I pledge to respect all people of every religion and race.
I pledge to do my part to create a peaceful world.
April 14, 2011
Volunteer To Help Others
Volunteer at a local museum. If there is a children’s museum close by, older children can donate time decorating, cleaning up, and being a helper to younger children
April 13, 2011
Look At The Stars
Go somewhere very dark. Lie on your back and look up at the stars. Did you know that there are about 100 billion stars in our galaxy? And did you know that there are 100 billion galaxies in the universe? (Those are only the ones astronomers can see.) If you had a very powerful telescope, you would see thousands of stars where you see only blackness now.
Think about our amazing universe. If you'd like to learn more, go here?a>.
April 12, 2011
Rescue Ocean Animals
Help scientists learn more about the ocean so they can save the animals that live there. Click to donate. It's free! Go herea>.
April 11, 2011
Don't Be A Litter Bug
Be a friend to the Earth. Learn about litter and waste herea>.
April 10, 2011
Aunt Frances says:
"Which side of the pancake you on?"
April 9, 2011
Be A Friend
It's not easy coming to a new school. When someone new enrolls in your class, be a friend. Invite that person to sit with you at lunch so he or she doesn't have to eat alone.
April 8, 2011
Earth Day Project
Contact a local grocery store and ask for enough grocery bags for your class or group. Decorate grocery bags with Earth Day themes and return the bags to the store. To learn more, go here?a>.
April 7, 2011
How Do Plants Grow?
Place some soil in a Ziploc bag, add some water and a few kernels of popcorn. Seal the bag and place it in a sunny window. You should see some growth within a week. Don't forget to recycle the plastic bag.
April 6, 2011
Read About Children Who Are Helping Others
Read about children who are helping others and get ideas about ways you can help. Go herea>.
April 5, 2011
Provide Dental Care
Help provide dental care for children who would otherwise do without. Click to donate. It's free! Go herea>.
April 4, 2011
Learn About Spiders
Don't kill spiders. There are at least 40,000 species of spiders, and they all eat insects and help keep them under control. Learn more about spiders herea>.
April 3, 2011
Aunt Frances says:
"Clyde, will you stop beatin' on my ears?"
April 2, 2011
Gather twigs, bird feathers, pet fur, hair, dandlion fluff, grass, and short pieces of natural fiber. Hang it inside a mesh bag or strawberry basket where pets can't get it. Strands should poke through. Birds will use the material for their nests.
April 1, 2011
Face Your Fears
When something scares you, stay calm. Think about all the ways you can solve your problem. Then pick the best one, and do it. Even brave people are often afraid. But they try their best anyway.