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Author Selly, Patty Born.

Title Early childhood activities for a greener earth / Patty Born Selly
Published St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 258 pages :) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Stop, Look, and Listen; Count Ten Things; Sound Walk; Look Up!; Look Down!; Soil Search; Color Search; Leaf Match; Keep a Calendar; Plant a Sensory Garden; My Nature Name; Nature Is Art!; Nature Scavenger Hunt; Treasure Hunt; Tale of a Tree; Wishing Tree; Animal Watch; Animal Friends; Barefoot Explorations; Gratitude; Chapter 3; What's It Made Of?; Create a Doodad Center; Found Object Mosaic; My Recycled Journal; Recycled Puzzles; Recyclable Gift Wrap; The Packaging Problem; Create a Recycling Station; The Great Recycle Hunt
Energy EverywhereChapter 8; Muddy Me; Hand Washing Is Beautiful; Sharing Gems; Laundry Day; Soap Sculpture; Soap Making; Make Bubble Bath; Make Cleaning Spray; Cleaning Station; Mitten Wash; Floor Cleaning Boogie; Puppets from Pictures; Sunny Days, Sunny Skin; Chapter 9; Reduce Food Waste; Encourage Reuse; Encourage Reuse at Home; Start an E-Newsletter; Encourage Organic; Explore Local CSAs; Start Your Own Garden; Manage Rainwater at Your Site; Encourage Water Conservation at Home; Host a Community Shoreline Cleanup; Celebrate Wind!; Establish a No-Idle Zone; Lower Your Energy Use
Host a Bike- or Walk-to-School WeekSwitch to Nontoxic Cleaners and Personal Care Products; Share Information with Families; Reflection; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Appendix H; Glossary; References; Photography Credits; Index
Make a Recycling MonsterRecycle Sorting Game; Trash Audit; What Are You Buying?; Chapter 4; Plants on My Plate; Meal Memories; Spice of Life; Seed Hide-and-Seek; The Great Seed Sort; Seed Eaters; Seeds to Sprouts; Twist and Sprout; Plant Parts; Slurp!; Growing a Pizza; Seasons of Food; An Apple's Journey; Lunchtime Color Challenge; Rainbow on My Plate; Every Little Bit; Crazy Compost Mix-Up Dance; Chapter 5; Water Words; Evaporating Art; Making a Cloud; The Great Growing Water Drop; Catching Condensation on a Cup; Wee Watershed; Puddle Hunters; The Water Cycle Walk; Absorb or Run Off?
Water Cycle GardenFloat or Sink?; Discovering Dissolving; Oil and Water; Clean Water; Rain Gauges; Catch It If You Can!; Chapter 6; Deep Breathing; Air Is Real; Air Is Everywhere; Bubbles!; Using Air to Move Things; Air Traffic; Wind Ribbons; Simon Says South; Let's Go Fly a Kite; Air Has Weight; Rocket Balloons; Paper Pinwheels; Scent Chase; Playing with Pollen; Chapter 7; Sunshine Sculptures; Shadow Tracing; Taking the Temperature; Melting Ice; Color Connections; Colorful Puddles; Cloudy Days; Raindrop Rainbows; Observing Weather; Make a Compass; Circle of Energy; Lightbulb Treasure Hunt
Summary This resource teaches children about sustainability and environmentalism with green-oriented lesson plans, art activities, literature connections, and classroom projects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240, 244-248) and index
Subject Early childhood education -- Activity programs.
Environmental education -- Activity programs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1605542032 (electronic bk.)
9781605542034 (electronic bk.)