Happy Earth Day (Friday, April 25, 2022). I am beyond excited that after having Covid restrictions for the past two years that I was finally able to participate in an Earth Day Presentation at Georgia Military College Prep School yesterday with my best friend and sister Queen, Courtney!
I feel that one of the most important things we can do as grown-ups is to educate our youth on ways to take care of our environment so they grow up being more sustainable youth and adults!
One of my FAVORITE things to do is speak to children about being sustainable to reducing our carbon footprint. I love doing "Eco Mom Hacks" on social media and giving everyone ideas for upcycling and reusing items that may otherwise be tossed. I'll share some of my favorites at the end of this post!
My best friend and I have a common love for all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and we also love to do anything crafty so tying these two together was exactly what we wanted to do with these first graders!
First things first: we had a small presentation to let them know what Earth Day was, what it meant to be sustainable, jobs that are in the science field, and ideas of how we can be more Eco-friendly. They had a TON of questions and things to say and were so interested! Seriously, if we could have stayed all day they would have let us and we would have stayed all day!
Next was the fun part, we made jelly fish out of old plastic bags and plates. A fun way to show that you can use items that others may throw away (upcycle) and make something neat! Since we were talking about the importance of keeping our beaches clean so that Ocean life did not get hurt by our trash, we felt it was only fitting to make something that lived in the Ocean!
Each child received half a paper plate to color any way they wanted. Next we taped on the shredded plastic bags and glued on eyes! They were all so unique and beautiful! They all seemed so proud of what they had accomplished and were learning about our environment at the same time! Courtney and I were also VERY proud of them!!!
It was so special to have this time with these kiddos! They were so kind and eager to learn! If we could all take the time to educate ourselves about various subjects we would be so much better off! I hope each of you will take the time to pick an interesting subject out and take just a few minutes out of your day to learn more. You may be surprised at what you learn and how easy you can make a difference!
Have a wonderful and sustainable week!
Allison, The Queen of Bags