Showing posts with label Earth Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Earth Day. Show all posts

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Campfire Kiddo's Celebrated Earth Day


Our Campfire group celebrated Earth Day last week by creating an Earth Day Inspired Craft, going on a nature walk around the block and discussing how we can help save the earth, what comes from the earth and what plants, trees and flowers need to grow. Our Campfire group is ages 3-5.

~Nature Walk~
Cement does NOT grow
 out of the earth (lol) 
but LOOK....
some grass has
 found its way 
through the crack
 in the cement!
 Pointing out the
 cute little flowers 
growing in the grass.

A flower for my mommy! <3

 THE BOYS...we gotta stay together!

Girls......are grossed out by the boys these days!



What kids need to grow: care, nourishment, love, knowledge, sunlight, air, and water! LOL!

Keep those kids growing and learning~
Bree and J
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Pinterest Challenge

What is the BEST way to help save the Earth???
Follow Us on Pinterest: Farm House Sisters J & B
Check out our Pinterest Board "Think Green...Earth Saving Green"


Keep Saving our resources~
Bree and Jessi


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Celebrate Earth Day Week: Friday

Puget Sound Energy is helping us save energy with lots of tips and tricks and new products to help save power, resources and energy.  PugetSoundEnergy.com is a great place for resources, ideas, and a great paper less way to manage your bill.


Here are some great ways, some I've never known or heard of, to save...


Heating: 

  • If you have baseboard heaters, turn the thermostat down or off in unoccupied rooms and close the door. Do not do this if you have a furnace or heat pump.

Water Heating:

  • Install inexpensive pipe insulation on all exposed hot water pipes and on the first three feet of exposed cold water pipe that is connected to the water heater.


  • Wash clothes in cold water and take shorter showers.



Lighting: 

  • Choose the right bulb for each room. CFL bulbs come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit nearly every household fixture.

Appliances and Electronics: 

  • Many electronics draw power even when turned off. Plug items like TVs, DVD players and game consuls into power strips that you can switch off when not in use. Special “smart” power strips do this automatically


  • When cooking, match pots and pans to the right-sized burner. Use a microwave oven, rather than your stove, to heat food whenever possible



Weatherization: 

  • Use inexpensive weather-stripping and door sweeps to reduce air leaks around entry doors. For a no-cost fix, roll up a bath towel and hold it against the bottom of the door with a weight.

These tips and ideas from Puget Sound Energy,  Click Here to go directly to the tips and ideas page.



Save some power, money AND the Earth~
Bree and J
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day Week: Thursday

5 Easy ways to get your Kids involved!

1. Turn off the lights!  Helping you kids learn about conserving energy through simple tasks like turning off the lights and unplugging unnecessary chargers will conserve your money too!


2. Picking up trash!  Take a walk around your neighborhood and make a game of it.  Be sure to watch what your kids might want to pick up that they shouldn't!  Since their little hands are too small for gloves, try using sandwich baggies instead.  It might give you piece of mind too!


3. Turning off the water!  Brushing your teeth and washing your hands is very important and we don't want you to stop!  Turning off the water while your your brush is in your mouth is an easy example of how to save water.


4. Not wasting food!  Lots of communities can now recycle their food scraps in their yard waste containers.  Call your local services to find out more information!  You can also put your scraps in your own compost pile just remember no meat or dairy to keep pests away.


5. Recycled Art!  Our kids LOVE to draw and create with paper of all kinds.  Encouraging your kids to use both sides of the paper is another easy way to cut down on wasted paper!  You can make collages and other art projects from pass art.  We've even made seed starter pots from used pages out of a coloring book!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day Week: Wednesday

Everywhere I'm seeing cute succulent terrariums.  After a failed attempt at making a hanging succulent garden last summer, I was able to salvage a few "chicks".


 I started with this Goodwill find.  It was actually 50% off because it was pink tag sale day!


I am not a green thumb. The plants I have are what some consider "hardy".  These poor Hens and Chicks were all that had survived after being pillaged by children and left sitting in a old terracotta pot by me ALL winter.  After washing up the glass bowl I set to cleaning up my little chicks.


I remove anything loose and brown so I can get a clean looking root.  Tossed in some dirt I had on hand and plunked them down.  I spray them once a week with a spritz bottle.
Before!

After!
This picture is two weeks later!  They are so happy and green! 



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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day Week: Tuesday

Earth Day Crafts
Thanks to Kaboose.com



Coffee Ground "Fossils"

Difficulty: Easy
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
For Craft instructions CLICK HERE




Egg Cup Insects

By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Easy
Age: 5 and up
For Craft Instructions CLICK HERE





Toothbrush Bracelets

Difficulty: Average
Parental supervision is recommended
For Craft instructions CLICK HERE




Milk Carton Bird Feeder

By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
For Craft instructions CLICK HERE




Seeded Paper Bookmark

By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Easy
Age: 7 and up
For Craft instructions CLICK HERE





Magazine Holder

By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Easy
Age: 6 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
For Craft instructions CLICK HERE



Egg Carton Buggy Mobile

By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Easy
Age: 6 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
For Craft Instructions CLICK HERE



Sticks & Stones Mobile

By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Easy
Age: 6 and up
For Craft instructions CLICK HERE















For More Recycled Crafts CLICK HERE

Stay Creative and Recycle~
Bree and J


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Monday, April 16, 2012

Shadow Habitat Spring Outdoor Preschool

Keeping with our Earth Day Week Theme.....
Spring Outdoor Preschool
Thank you to my Mother In Law Debbi for this Great Info!!!

There are currently 20 places left, at $10.00 per place. click here to book your place.
For more info on their OUTDOOR PRESCHOOL or other Activities CLICK HERE to visit their website.
Sign Up Here for their Outdoor Preschool.

Feel Free to watch their short video below:


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Celebrate Earth Day Week: Monday

A BILLION ACTS OF GREEN!


Help reach a BILLION Acts and Make your pledge at EarthDay.Org, doesn't cost a thing!
Simple as making sure you turn off all your lights, pick up some trash, don't let the water run, plant a tree.

Local Events to join: (Pacific Northwest, Wa)

Earth Day Computer & Electronic Recycling Event

From April 21, 2012 - 10:00 am to April 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm
AuburnWashingtonUnited States
Click here for MORE info!

Pick Up Pacific

From April 21, 2012 - 7:00 am to April 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm
PacificWashingtonUnited States
Click here for MORE info!



Plant a Tree Save the Planet

From April 22, 2012 - 12:00 am to April 22, 2012 - 12:00 am
KentWashingtonUnited States
Click here for MORE info!

Bellevue College Earth Week

From April 16, 2012 - 12:00 am to April 20, 2012 - 12:00 am
BellevueWashingtonUnited States
Click here for MORE info!



More Earth Day Events and Info click here for the full list.



Or you can donate to earthday.org by clicking here.


Look for MORE Earth Day ideas, info and activities all week leading up to EARTH DAY April 22nd!

Help save our planet~
Bree and J
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