On Friday, our play group had its annual Earth Day get-together at El Dorado Regional Park. This is where the group planted a tree four years ago to commemorate Earth Day together as a group. While I was not at that inaugural event, T and I have gone out every year since for the reunion at the Coastal Cuties’ tree in Sycamore Grove.
This year we had a few group activities to help pass the time. First, of course we met back at the tree. And my how has the tree grown up. It is always easy to find our tree in this particular area because we chose something that no one else planted, and this year we had no trouble at all finding it. We let the kids open up and release 1500 ladybugs on the tree (and themselves), which was great fun for them.
After some running in the field by the tree, we regrouped and had a seed planting activity together. Kids could choose between sunflower, watermelon, or squash seeds for their pots, and there were little plant markers the kids could have their names put in their pot so no one took the wrong one home. Good idea (and very cute, too)!
Then the kids moved on and crafted small wreaths made of paper plates, glue sticks, and some cut-out earth day emblems (globes, recycle symbols, things like that). T had a great time putting a pattern of symbols on his wreath, and it now proudly hangs on our front door.
Finally each child went home with an Earth Day certificate for participating in the afternoon’s events. Also cute!
Hope you had a lovely Earth Day! How did you celebrate, RMT’ers?