Earth day is right around the corner, so I figured what better time than to teach children the importance of our Earth and how to take care of it. I have always taught my kids about Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse. Three important words for the care of the Earth. This year I decided I needed to expand on our knowledge of what Earth meant. How big that word Earth is, and all the people, animals, and things that live on Earth.
Learning about the Earth ~ Paper Mache Craft
To start the boys put together the large Melissa and Doug floor puzzle map of the world. We looked at all 7 Continents, discussed the sizes, where they were located, where we lived, the temperatures of the different places, and where we had traveled. It was a great hands-on learning activity.
What better way to learn about the Earth than to make your own.
The boys made the paper mache mixture (equal parts flour and water).
After that they got to work.
Paper Mache is a messy job, but the kids loved getting gooey.
The Paper Mache needs to sit for a day to dry.
Painting the Earth – Use Blue and Green Paint
After the blue (water) dried they were able to add in the Continents and anything else they wanted.
I think they did an amazing job.
Now they have learned exactly what we have to protect and take care of.
Our amazing Earth!
Have a great Earth Day!
Leave me a comment sharing what you do to teach your kids about the Earth.
Join me for part 2 were we explore ways we can help.
Check out Exploring Our Continents starting with Asia