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Earth Day Activities and Projects To Teach Your Kids

Earth Day 2010

Fun Activities for Earth Day

Earth Day activities and Earth Day projects are a great way to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary on April 22, 2010! Earth Day is about creating awareness and promoting appreciation for our Earth. What a great time to teach your children about their planet and how to take care of it! At NEST Learning we are celebrating by offering you tips and supplies to create fun  educational Earth Day activities for your kids.

Here you will find helpful resources for protecting the Earth with our Earth Day books, Earth Day projects, Earth Day DVDs, Earth Day classroom decorations and many other Earth Day activities. Plus, we have listed some do-it-yourself ideas that you can implement at home.

Earth Day Projects and Earth Day Activities:

See who can come up with the most activities to help conserve the Earth’s resources. Then set a week where the kids have to implement those activities and every time they do they get a sticker. At the end of the week, the one who implemented the most ways to help save the Earth gets a special Earth Day Gift!

Some ideas to talk about for Earth Day would be:

  • Reduce Electricity by turning the lights, TV, computer, and household appliances off every time you leave the room. Even when appliances or DVD players are off they still use electricity if they are plugged in.
  • Shut off the water when not in use. When brushing teeth turn off the water while actually brushing and turn back on only when needed.
  • Ride a bike or take a bus instead of taking the car.
  • Hang dry clothes rather than using the dryer
  • Eat Organic
  • Recycle – make separate containers for plastic, glass, aluminum and paper. Take aluminum to a recycling plant and show them they can get money for doing great things. Take old clothing or unwanted toys to a local thrift store, church, etc. to help others and reuse those materials.
  • Collect food scraps to turn into a great compost for the yard. Maybe have the kids pitch in to buy a composter so you can start doing this as a ongoing project.
  • Get reusable bags to use for grocery shopping, packing lunches, etc.
  • Take nature walks or go camping to point out different bugs, plants, trees, and more and tell about each of their importance for being on the Earth.
  • Reuse trash to make cool art projects, containers and gifts.
  • Find local festivals that are celebrating Earth Day in your area top take your kids to.

There are many more fun Earth Day activities and Earth Day projects to teach your kids about the benefits of conserving resources. Be creative and let your kids come up with their own ideas as well. Plus, save a little money on your utility bills while in the process!

To purchase supplies and materials to help you teach your children about the Earth this Earth Day  see our categories below to shop now!

Earth Day Books Earth Day DVDs Earth Day Classroom Decorations
Earth Day Projects Earth Day Activities Earth Day Toys

Live Butterfly Garden Rising to Be a Top Educational Toy

Live Butterfly Garden

Live Butterfly Garden

One of the educational toys on the market that is gaining huge popularity for its creativity, learning aspects and entertainment is the Live Butterfly Garden for kids by Insect Lore.

With a live butterfly garden you can explore the life of insects with live butterfly, ladybug, ants and other insect kits for education and home use. Insect Lore (a creator of live butterfly garden kits) lets kids witness the wonder of the butterfly life cycle with child-and-insect friendly habitats. Kids can see the caterpillar’s transition as it grows, changes into a chrysalis, and finally emerges as a lady butterfly.

A live butterfly garden comes with a mesh cage and 5-6 larvae that will turn into caterpillars and then into butterflies. All of the food that will be needed is provided.

with this educational toy, kids watch the progress of the larvae turning into a caterpillar, the caterpillar spinning his cocoon, and then the butterfly emerging in just a few weeks time. Kids will then have to let the butterflies go after 3 days so they can find food.

The live butterfly garden and other Insect Lore products teach kids about science and nature and the process in which different insects go through. It also teaches kids to learn to let things go for the benefit of nature and others.

I bought this educational toy before for my 4-year-old niece and it has been one of her favorite gifts to date. It is something that most people do not think to give and is very exciting for kids.

Gallery of Children Appreciation Letters

I love my job!! I love that I work with products that have such a positive influence on others. One of the greatest rewards is when we receive letters from kids telling us how much they love our products and how they have impacted their lives. We would like to start posting any letters that we receive from your kids below. The letters can be about anything to do with one of our products that they had the chance to view. We really appreciate you as our fans and our customers!!

You can fax your letters to the attention of Amy Upton at (800) 221-8729, scan them and e-mail to nfblog@nestfamily.com or by mail to:

Nest family

Attn: Amy Upton

1421 S. Beltline Rd. #300

Coppell, TX 75019

Letters will be posted by the end of the week after receipt!

Displayed below are actual letters that we have recently received from a 2nd Grade classroom of students who were donated our hero classics DVD collection to educate them on historical figures such as Marco Polo, The Wright BrothersHelen Keller, and many more.

Camryn at Brentwood Elementary

Camryn at Brentwood Elementary

Lucas of Brentwood Elementary

Lucas of Brentwood Elementary

Greg of Brentwood Elementary

Greg of Brentwood Elementary

Kailey of Brentwood Elementary

Kailey of Brentwood Elementary

Austin Molketin at Brentwood Elementary

Austin Molketin at Brentwood Elementary

Laura Timms of Brentwood Elementary

Laura Timms of Brentwood Elementary

Ethan Evans at Brentwood Elementary

Ethan Evans of Brentwood Elementary

Marquel of Brentwood Elementary

Marquel of Brentwood Elementary

Jordan of Brentwood Elementary

Jordan of Brentwood Elementary

Ryan of Brentwood Elementary

Ryan of Brentwood Elementary

Sam of Brentwood Elementary

Sam of Brentwood Elementary

Nickelodeon Educational Children’s DVDs now available on NESTEntertainment.com

Buy popular titles such as Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues, Backyardigans, and Wonder Pets at competitive prices

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX NEST Entertainment, your one stop shop for all your family friendly entertainment and educational needs has just got better! Now carrying a new line of popular educational children’s DVDs from the producer Nickelodeon, consumers can find titles like the much loved and popular Dora the Explorer, Blues Clues, BackyardigansWonder Pets and many more.

“We are very excited to be adding these high quality educational children’s DVDs to our already vast collection of award winning animated films,” said NEST Entertainment President Ernest Z. Frausto. “This will add to our resources that teach children life-changing principles in an entertaining way and increase popularity even further.”

And during the month of March customers can save an extra 7% with coupon code MA7 . For more information on NESTs educational children’s DVDs and other family friendly and Christian retail products visit NEST  Entertainment.

About NestEntertainment:  inspire . educate . entertain . nurture

For over 20 years, NEST Entertainment has been a leading producer and distributor of award-winning, animated films, DVDs, audio collections, books.  Used by countless families in hundreds of thousands of schools, libraries, and churches, NEST Entertainment resources help families and educators teach children life-changing principles in an entertaining way.  The recipient of numerous awards and recognition for its children’s Bible DVDs and its educational children’s history videos, including the prestigious Dove Seal of Approval, Nest Entertainment educates and entertains children of all ages.

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