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Tips and Tools for Teaching Kids About Earth Day (April 22, 2013)
Green Kid Crafts, an earth friendly craft kit subscription service, has developed a free, downloadable Earth Day Activity Guide to empower kids to be "Planet Protectors" with fun facts, kid-friendly challenges, and creative craft projects and games.
“Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to start a dialog with your children about how each of our actions affects the planet,” explains Penny Bauder, environmental activist and founder of Green Kid Crafts. “We designed the Earth Day Activity Guide to serve as a guide for this conversation and a way to show kids that being green, or being a “Planet Protector” as we say, can be a lot of fun too!”
According to the Earth Day Network, more than one billion people celebrate Earth Day each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The theme for 2013, The Face of Climate Change, seeks to highlight the mounting impact of climate change on individuals around the globe.
One of the components of Green Kid Crafts’ Earth Day Activity Guide is a bookmark detailing “10 Ways That You Can Be A Planet Protector.” Some of these tips include:
· Turn off the TV and go play outside! Walk to the park, take a hike, or play in your backyard. People protect what they know, so get to know your natural surroundings.
· Save energy by turning off the lights when leaving the room or the house. See who in the family can remember to turn off the lights first?
· Decorate a reusable tote to take shopping.
· Craft and play with natural materials and avoid plastics and craft foams, which are costly to produce, laden with chemicals, and not biodegradable.
· Find opportunities to walk or ride your bike instead of driving. See if you can avoid one car ride each week.
Green Kid Crafts has also designed a special Planet Protector Discovery Box containing three project kits empowering kids to celebrate the earth by making their own plantable seed paper, creating a paper mache earth ball and designing an earth-themed watercolor artwork display. For more information about the Planet Protector Discovery Box, or Green Kid Crafts, visit www.GreenKidCrafts.com.
About Green Kid Crafts
Founded in 2010, Green Kid Crafts is the original arts, crafts, and science activity subscription service offering natural, sustainable and fun choices for kids’ activities. With Green Kid Crafts, both parents and kids can enjoy earth-friendly, monthly projects that spark creativity and cultivate respect and love for the environment.
Green Kid Crafts is a mom-owned, green company that is certified carbon-neutral, Green America approved and a member of 1% for the Planet, pledging to give a portion of every sale to environmental charities. The company has won several awards for its products and practices, including the PTPA Award, MACT Excellence and Green Awards, Red Tricycle’s Best Subscription Service Award, and Green America’s People & Planet Award. Learn more about Green Kid Crafts at GreenKidCrafts.com.