The Museum of Art had an Earth Day festible as Meadow calls it. It was a pretty Saturday and Grandma and Grandpa Winters were in town visiting as an extra bonus :)
We enjoyed all of the live bands. Well, except for one troupe that got up there and made frog noises that sure didn't sound like any frogs I've ever heard. I am not doing this any justice with my description. That song was terrible! But we'll give them points for bravery. hahaha. We also enjoyed making some music of our own, clay modeling, leaf printing and checking out some animals that call NC home.
and Darth Vader of course :)
Pretty cool energy and water efficient hand washing station
Fun Earth Day Craft - Leaf printing
1 flat Piece of wood or hard surface covered in wax paper
Lay 1 piece of cloth over that
Choose some green leaves and lay them on the cloth dark green side down (veined side up)
Cover with another sheet of Wax paper taped down so that it won't move
Pound leaves with rubber mallet to get the juice from the leaves to leave a print on the cloth
and Voila! The kids loved this one of course!
Watching the bees make honey. The bee keepers said that eating a tsp of local honey a day would help boost immunity to the different regional pollens. Definitely worth a try since it couldn't really hurt anything!