Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
~Native American Proverb

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After we had a Mom's group at church on this cute book... {and after it convicted me more than you know}, I thought that Earth Day came at a perfect time to teach Q a little bit about taking care of our Earth. So, Shannon and I took the boys to the mall for a little Earth Day story time at Pottery Barn (that ended up being a little chaotic) and then to the Disney Store to pick up a cute Earth Day reusable bag. And, with the purchase of it, Disney planted a tree! YAY!
Then, after a yummy food court lunch, Q and I headed home to read our Earth day book and do a few little things to make a difference...{By the way...this book is TOO cute and perfect for little ones!}
So, we went out in the backyard and worked on planting our very own herbs that we will soon use in our food! So fun! Q helped me scoop out the dirt, sprinkle the seeds, cover the seeds and then water the growing parsley and basil. .... Now, we just have to be patient.

After that, we came in the house to do a little recycling. I showed Q different places where we could see the recycling symbol and then let him recycle some paper in our new bin. He had more fun throwing the paper! ...

Even though it may not be much, every little bit helps! ... And, I hope that Q grows up learning how important it is to take care of the precious Earth that God gave us!

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The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and take care of it.

Genesis 2:15

2 comments:

the nelson family said...

wow what a great day! you always have such cute ideas!

Kimberly said...

I used your Theme Day idea and Creighter and I had an Earth Day Fun Day. We read the same book and planted too! Thanks for all the ideas!