The thing I love about incorporating play into learning is it really can work for so many ages. So we started with our layers of Earth poster and a couple of fun books. A couple of our favorites for Earth Day and little one’s are Michael Recycle and The Three R’s. This is a great way to help bring awareness to toddlers and preschoolers, aside from of course making them an actual part in recycling and getting them involved. After we did some reading about the Earth we were ready to play. So I made a batch of our play dough recipe and we explored the Earth.
2 Tbsp oil
The easy way is to make two separate batches of this recipe, adding green Wilton gel(icing colors) into one batch and blue Wilton gel into the other.
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!