Gandhi once said, “The good man is the friend of all living things.” When my boys were young I purchased a ladybug kit. We observed them in their stages. Then we let them go as the kissed the boys leaving the net! Happy Earth Day everyone! Here are some great resources you can use in addition to simply going out and becoming as one with the Earth!
BUTTERFLY KITS: Live the experience. Your children can journal, take photos, post on Instagram or Facebook their journey of a Butterfly. Check out http://www.nature-gifts.com/live-butterfly-kits.html as little as $29.95 for 10.
CHAPTER BOOK: “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park. This book is based on the true story of my life. I hope that because of the book more people will learn about the Lost Boys and the country of Sudan.
READ ALOUD & FILM: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This is great for starting a garden. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
SONG: “Mercy, Mercy Me” by Marvin Gaye. Analyzing the lyrics to this great song is a part of the Common Core Standards. “Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east.”
MOVIE: Noah PG-13 by Darren Aronofsky. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.
NEWSPAPER: New York Times “The Learning Network” 10 Ways to Teach and Learn About Spring (While The Learning Network Is on Vacation) By KATHERINE SCHULTEN APRIL 11, 2014
MUSEUM: American Museum of Natural History located on Central Park West and 79th Streets, Manhattan, New York 10024. Not sure if they still have “The Butterfly Conservation” but if they do it is a must!