Thursday, March 22, 2018

How To Make Less Trash

It's A Good Idea to Make Day Earth Day!

As we approach Earthday it becomes apparent that some of us still haven't figured out how to make less trash.  Certainly, corporations are not helping us by putting less in packages and forcing us to buy more of them. We also succumb to the ease of grabbing a 12 pack instead of a large bottle of something on the go. There are so many reasons why it's hard to be less wasteful! But we can be aware of the simple ways we can eliminate waste in our every day activities.

Here is a great Chart from

Memorize it! Use these simple and sustainable ideas to help you cut down.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Home Made Slime

There are lots of recipes for Home Made Slime, but this one is the slimiest!

Max and Alexa Get Slimy In Their Kitchen!

Max and Alexa, my crafty neighbors, love to play with Play Dough. This time, because it was such a success, so easy  and so captivating,  their Mom said "No More PlayDough!"

Max and Alexa's Home Made Slime Recipe

  • 1/2 cup water mixed 
  • Combine both liquid mixtures
  • 1 tsp of borax mixed
  • 1 cup water.
  • 1/2 cup glue (clear or white)
  • then add food coloring
  • once slime forms - squeeze out excess water

Non Toxic Alternatives for Crafting:


Paints, Dyes, Crayons
Non Toxic Finger Paint

Dough, Bubble Soap, Glitter
Non Toxic Play Dough
Handmade Paint Brushes for Kids

How To Have The Best Earthday Ever

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

World Peace That's A Good Tune!

Hmong American Peace Academy encourages kids to sing for World Peace.

"We are all different" poem by Judith Gorgone recited by first graders at Hmong Charter School

In 2004, Hmong American Peace Academy, Ltd. in Wisconsin opened as the first Hmong Charter School in Wisconsin to teach children the importance of their culture and their world.

They believe that by overcoming adversity they will able to better preserve their cultural identity, while earning personal accomplishments and cultural honors along the way.

This winter teacher Jennifer Zappia had her first grade sing Planetpal's IKIDS CLUB theme song "We are all different" to a very receptive audience.  What a great job they did! According Jennifer the reason they sang it was because "one of the main goals of the school which is to teach children to be kind, peaceful, and to care for others."  She also stated "Your poem delivered the perfect message for what I teach my students every day. Thank you for writing it."

The Words to "We Are All Different" Poem: (You can sing it, too!)
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We are all born
Sing About World Peace, tolerance, understanding, love
in a different way
How we look
and what we say

From different countries
around the world
Of different genders:
boys and girls

Of many sizes
and colors , too
The things we like
and the things we do

We're sure glad
it works this way
The world is so colorful

I f everyone
were the same , you see
You wouldn't be you
and I wouldn't be me!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Door Stop Can Save A Life Or Many!

Sometimes you come a cross an idea that just blows you away.

We're all about a safe, clean, happy world here at Planetpals.  

Sadly, our small world has been plagues with big mass shootings. We all find ourselves wondering what we can do to stop senseless acts of violence as in the recent Mass Shootings such as Parkland Florida and Sandy Hook. We want to know our kids and grandkids are going to school and it's safe. But we cannot control what happens at school, in a mall, any public place.

So, today I saw this post.  It said:

"After the Sandy Hook shooting, I gave both my nieces this little door stop to always keep in their backpacks. It truly pained me when I handed it to them, and I didn’t want to scare them, but it was out of love and they understood. In light of the recent shooting, I wanted to share this with all parents...and ANYONE else for that get themselves one (I always carry mine in my purse). Sure it’s small, but it can be powerful in keeping you safe if you ever have to barricade yourself in a room. If a gunman shoots out the door lock it will still keep the door from opening and may just buy you some time. I’m really sad posting this but a security expert shared this tip with me so I wanted to pass it on. I pray no one ever has to use it "

Such a simple thing. Though many doors open out, many open in, such as restrooms and homes. It works in this case.Put one in your purse or in your kids backpack.  Hopefully, no one you know will ever have to use it.  Available at places the Dollar Tree!  

Every classroom in America should have some on the teachers desk! 

Join in on the conversation at Grandparents Against Gun Violence on FB.