We celebrated Earth Day at Storytime Thursday during school vacation. We read The Earth Book by Todd Parr and How to Help the Earth by The Lorax (and Tish Rabe). We talked about things kids can do to help - like use both sides of paper to draw and write, turn off lights when you leave the room, and shut off the water while you brush your teeth! Then we made an Earth Day crown, a green one, like the Earth!
We used long strips of brown packing paper - paper that I was going to throw away! Isn't that a good way to recycle or reuse? We colored the brown paper to make it green, made fringe-y cuts into the top that looked like grass, then we drew on tiny insects and animals, or stuck on flower or butterfly stickers, or used tiny dots to make caterpillars. Each person's crown was very different!