Nest Building,
Baggie Books

Nest Building

The birds are busy building nests, and you can build one, too.

Give each child a paper lunch sack. Demonstrate how to open the sack and roll the top down until it is crumpled to the bottom and looks like a nest.

Children can make eggs from play dough to put in their nests; they can gather grass and twigs from the playground and glue them to their nests; they can add a little Easter grass and jelly beans and staple on a pipe cleaner handle to make a spring basket.

Earth Week

Celebrate Earth Week by brainstorming all the things we can do to care for the earth.

Make "trash" by mixing old tires (Cheerios), sticks (pretzels), Styrofoam (miniature marshmallows), and rocks (peanuts).

Serve in a "trash" can (flat bottom ice cream cone).

Children can eat the "trash" and the "can."

Baggie Book

Make a baggie book to celebrate spring. You will need five zip sandwich bags, a pipe cleaner, and masking tape.

Take the children on a nature walk and challenge them to find signs of spring.

Put one specimen in each bag and zip it closed. Lay the bags on top of each other; then poke two holes in the side of each bag.

Cut the pipe cleaner in half, insert it through the holes, and twist to make book rings.

Label each object with a piece of masking tape.

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