April 16, 2009

Painting, gardening and planning for Earth Day

This week has been a busy one at work for me! C and I have been doing a lot of general playing and spending time outside, so there's not too much to report here! C used watercolours for the first time this week, and she liked that much better than regular paint! (Oh, I later read that coffee filters are good to paint on as they soak up some of the extra moisture. Good tip - her paper was soaked!) She also tried to figure out how to use scissors, with a little bit of success. She helped me pull up twigs and leaves from the garden, and played with outdoor toys while I worked, which was fantastic. One garden down, 2 to go!

I've also been planning some of our Earth Day activities for next week. We'll be visiting the library for a kid's concert on Saturday, so I hope to go early and pick up some books. I have to work on a few more ideas for our colour Green Day, and I have a recycling game in the works that I'll post about when it's finished. There aren't any Earth Day activities for kids in our city, so we're on our own! I'd love to hear what you're doing!


Jenny said...

Sounds like you all have been having fun!

Thanks for the coffee filter tip. I have a whole box of them.

marzipan79 said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog and giving me the idea about the printable paper dolls. They are adorable. I have been so busy with sick babies that I am embarrassed to say I forgot about Earth Day. What is the date? I need to screw my head back on straight. Have a wonderful day!

Valerie said...

We are going to try sunprints, and go on a nature hike. Oh, and we'll go pick up trash at a local playground too! Just found your blog, and I love it!


SkylarKD said...

Jenny > me too! We don't drink coffee, but my parents do, so we have a whole pack for when they come to visit!

Marzipan79 > You're very welcome! WeeWonderfuls has some great downloads! Earth Day is This Wednesday, April 22nd, bu the way. :)

Valerie > Thanks, I love yours too - you always have such great ideas! I have some of your activities bookmarked for when my daughter is a bit older. If you post about your Earth Day activities, come back and add your post to the 'Mister Linky'!

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