This afternoon I’m going to spend with my son doing some green things. We made a trip to the local garden center today to get some seeds and we’re going to plant a small window box garden with some of our favorite veggies and herbs. We already started with the tomatoes last week when we planted the seeds in an old egg carton (talk about reusing!). While reading my regular blogs I can across a new site to visit with him so he can learn more about what it means to be green. Scholastic has a site I’ve never seen before called Act Green. It has games and activities for the kids to help teach them how to be green. They also have a book list with lots of environmental reading to choose from at all ages. I need to remember this list on our next trip to the library.
I also found a new site worth reading for the moms (or any parent really). I was attracted by the name…Crunchy Chicken…how original, I love it. This lady sounds like she’s a little darker green that me with my light green shade. She even uses cloth wipes in the bathroom instead of toilet paper. I’m not so sure I could pass that challenge. Anyways it’s worth a read and I love sharing new sites as I find them. If you have any other favorites please be sure to share them.
If you do nothing else today spend some time with your kids doing something good for the environment. Go for a walk, ride your bikes, plant a garden, it really doesn’t matter what it is as long as you are teaching them good environmental values along the way. Enjoy your weekend!