Tag: Earth Day

Gardening With Recycled Materials

There are quite few containers that can be used as inexpensive gardening tools such as seedling starters, planters, and tools.Here are a few of the things you can save:Food grade plastic containers in all sizes: Yogurt and sour cream containers, soda/water bottles, fruit cups, milk/water/juice/vinegar jugs, salad, cake/cupcake, […]

Earth Day Activities!

The following activities will take you to another post located on Funschooling, unless otherwise noted.Save your take out containers, cereal boxes, small containers, old shirts, milk/water jugs and cartons, straws, soda/water bottles, bottle caps and lids, wire hangers, and egg shells for the following fun and Earth friendly activities! […]

Bottle Roll Bullseye

This open-ended game can be played indoors or out and encourages players to make up their own rules and scoring system.You will need: An old sheet or an inexpensive white tablecloth (any shape), acrylic paint and a paint brush, recycled water bottles, water, and food coloring or paintOptional: […]

An Eggcellent Game

Plastic Egg Game Before you throw away that egg carton or your plastic eggs from an egg hunt, grab a timer so you can play the following fun game.There are a few ways to play but you will only need the following items:Recycled egg carton that carried 12 […]

SPRINGTIME ACTIVITIES

If you are looking for something fun and educational to do during Springtime, try a few of the following activities… Bubble Solution – Experiment to find out what ingredients make the biggest and best bubbles.Bird Eggs – Links to science projects with eggs, make egg salad with a […]

Bird Watching Activities

We love to watch the birds and hear their cheerful songs throughout the day, so we do our best to make them feel as welcome as possible to keep them coming back. Having them visit each day gives us the opportunity to get to know them better. We […]

Solar Cooking

Easy Solar Cooker by Fran W Did you know…You can use the sun’s rays to bake, boil, and steam a variety of foods such as breads, rice, meat, and eggs!Today’s activity:  Make an easy solar ovenThis solar oven is very simple to make and use. If you would […]

Glowing Lantern

These versatile lanterns are fun to make and display! To make one you will need… Lanterns by Fran W A clean milk carton, construction paper, craft knife, scissor, tissue paper, black construction paper, glue, chenille stem, hole punch, pencil, ruler, glow stick Optional: Serrated knife, craft foam, any […]

Hula Hoop

Hula hoop structure by Fran W Ancient Egyptian children rolled hoops with a stick and twirled them around their hips!What can you do with a hula hoop?With a little creativity and imagination, there are many things you can do with a hoop!Here are a few you can try… […]

Make Your Own: Crafts from Repurposed Items

Before throwing something into the recycle bin or trash, think of crafty ways items can be creatively repurposed!  Luminaries are a fun craft project to make from clear plastic milk/juice/tea containers. Save your egg shells, paint them with water color paints and make egg shell art out of them. If […]