Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Raising a green family - summer fun

-- Quote of the Day --

A perfectionist is someone unable to enjoy music by Tchaikovsky without being able to spell his name. - unknown


-- Growing Green Kids! --

The Internet is a wonderful place and a powerful tool for today’s society to teach children about the environment. Please feel free to check out the recommended sites for teachers, parents or caregivers of today’s youth.

http://www.earth2kids.org
http://www.earthforce.org
http://www.edugreen.teri.res.in
http://www.planetpals.com
http://www.nwf.org/kids
http://www..nwf.org/earthsavers
http://www.epa.gov/kids
http://www.greenscreen.org
http://www.kidlink.org
http://www.kidsforsavingearth.org
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity
http://www.inspectorgreen.com
http://epa.gov/epaoswer/education/index.htm
http://epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/k00-001.pdf
http://www.wattsnew.com
http://epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/index.htm
http://www.howstuffworks.com/landfill – an educational site on how landfills operate.

In schools, there are programs dealing with recycling, environmental health, litter and other ecological programs. Younger children and arts classes make use of free materials that were formally considered waste. Schools, day care centers, kindergarten, preschool classes and other children related facilities often accept items that they can turn into craft projects for the kids. For instance, old rolls of gift wrapping paper or wallpaper can be donated for children to use as drawing or craft paper. Boxes, paper bags, buttons, greeting cards, wrapping and ribbons, tiles and many other items can be used for art and craft supplies.

The sites below will provide plenty of craft ideas that involve using items formally destined for the trash.
http://www.bashthetrash.com – how to build musical instruments from trash.
http://antiques.about.com – many trash-to-treasure ideas.
http://familycrafts.about.com



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