Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Song for PEACE International Peace Day and Every Day

We have a lot of PEACE on our mind this year as we celebrate International Peace Day Sept 21.



We wonder When will we ever have Peace on Earth?

The International School in Hamburg, Germany sings Planetpals IKIDSCLUB song very well. Allong with the rest of the world, they are hoping for PEACE, too.

Here they are singing Planetpals International Kids Club Theme Song for their UN Day Assembly. The assembly was dedicated to the theme of "tolerance". We give a standing ovation to teacher Marjorie Patterson and her students for such a wonderful performance and sharing this important message!


Read the worlds to this Peace Song written by Judith Gorgone on IKIDSCLUB.org




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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Peace Activities That Share The Love


International Kids Club For Peace Day and Every Day
Ikidsclub.org / Planetpals.com

International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on September 21 each year.  It is dedicated to world peace, and to the absence of war and violence

Let's celebrate world peace and spread the word with Peace Learning, Peace Crafts and Peace Activities.

International Kids Club at ikidsclub.org and Planetpals.com have loads of Peace Ideas for you.

Spread Peace, Teach Tolerance, Share Love:

  • Peace Songs
  • Peace Poems
  • Peace Games
  • Peace Activities
  • Peace Clip Art
  • Peace Learning

More

The peace activities for the classroom and homeschool are available on Planetpals Teacher Pay Teachers Store and Planetpals Etsy Store


Peace Activities for Peace Day and Peace Lessons for the Classroom and homeschool
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Learn to say Peace in Many Languages-Share the Love





Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A Poem For Zero Waste Week

A Poem For Earth

© Judith Gorgone Planetpals.com Planetpalsblog.com

Since it's Zero Waste Week, Planetpals wants to remind you how easy it is to care for the planet.  You see, we all just need to do our part and be a Planetpal at heart.

So, here is our little poem...sing it like a song...hum it every day!

A better world
is in your hands
Just reduce the stress
upon our lands
Help keep it clean
be and eco friend
Think before you do
from beginning to end!


We have many suggestions on how you can be a Planetpal in Everyway, Everyday!
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Or follow us on our Social Networks

Get our Zero Hero Packet :
http://www.planetpals.com/zero-waste.html

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week

National Zero Waste Week September 3-7, 2018 




National Zero Waste Week takes place week beginning 3rd September 2018 in the UK. Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. Helping you save money and preserve resources since 2008.
 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

Join Planetpals and become a Zero Hero and do your part!   According to myzerowaste.com this year’s theme is ‘One More Thing‘ which reminds us that the collective impact of taking baby steps can add up to significant change.


 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

You can learn a lot about zero waste on planetpals.com on our ZERO WASTE page and planetpalsblog.com. For two decades Planetpals has offered proactive solutions to the environment for the whole family, through ideas, tips, activities, education and downloads.  We say practice the "r's" and particularly the 5th "R" Refuse.
Visit our Recycle Center and learn more! 

Teachers, Homeschool Parents, 

Get your free 
ZERO WASTE Kit: 
Badges, poster, sign. 

Use it with Planetpals Content.
Make every kid a zero hero.





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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Clean and Green Ideas For Back to School

Here are a few ways you can help the planet this school year...Remember, every litter bit helps!
Here are some simple ways you can be greener this school year #Moms #Dads #kids
  • Take your lunch in a reusable lunch box, or cloth bag instead of paper bags..
  • Recycle any packaging in your lunch box.
  • Pack a cloth napkin instead of paper one. You can reuse it! Just count all your school days...that's how many paper napkins you saved.
  • Cover your books in recycled paper bags or wrap... decorate them yourself, they could look fun and you might start a trend!
  • Use up last years school supplies before you buy new ones.
  • Use the reverse side of scrap paper for your first drafts of writing, art and math projects.
  • Keep a "craft box" of discards you think might be handy for class projects during the year...mark it "my craft box" so noone will mistake it for trash! Keep things like empty yogurt containers, elastics, string etc...that might interesting and useful for your art.
  • Take the bus or Car pool with friends...have your mom's take turns...It's fun to go to school in groups and you save lots of gas!.
  • Ask your teacher to put up Planetpals recycle kits posters to remind everyone at school about recycling.
  • Click here for more recycle ideas for everyday
See our #backtoschool board on Pinterest for more back to school ideas! 

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Back to School Toolbox For Students and Dorm

The best project kit ever - you may even have to make one for yourself!


Last year I was asked to help my grandchild Chris with his project. It was then that I realized he did not have the proper tools at his fingertips. I was an artist and my son always had access to my ART tools like special adhesives, instruments and craft tools.  To this day he is great at hands on projects because of it.

While we were working on his project Chris had to gather items from places all over the house or didn't have things we needed at all! I thought, how can my grandson not have everything he needs to make a professional looking project...or even a great one?

I decided now that he was older it was time he had his own toolbox and one he could replenish and even keep for college if it lasts that long.

So, I went out and got an attractive toolbox.  Filled it with items I thought he would need to make nice presentations and have at his fingertips. All while doing any of his creative or educational projects.  

It was the biggest hit ever! Now when I visit and he is working on something I see him go right for the kit! School projects or other!


This is even a great toolkit accesory box for kids, teachers, even the Dorm Room.

So, If you want to make a toolkit for your kid,  what should you put in a Project Toolbox?

Here is a handy list.  
Make it age appropriate of course. 

You can always toss in a gift card so that they can buy anything they might also want in it! Why not add to it as they get older.



The Master Project Kit List:

Writing / Drawing instruments:
Markers (wide and thin)


Colored Pencils
Crayons
Pencils
Pens 
Paint Box


School Tools:
Erasers
Sharpener
Ruler
Tape Measure
Magnifier
Calculator
Post It Notes


Lettering and Drawing:

Various Stencils 
Templates (lettering and shapes)
Label Maker
Triangles


Crafting Tools:
Protractor
Compass
Burnisher
Scissors
Exacto Knife and Blades
Matt Cutter and Blades

Adhesives:
Stickers
Tape
Glue
Glue Stick
Spray Mount
Stapler / Staples
String
Spring Clips
Paper Clips
Thumb Tacks

You can find most of these items 
in your department store, arts and crafts store.
I'm sure you can find things to add to your bin.

Happy School Year!





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Friday, July 27, 2018

Dig It This Summer

A DIY Archeological Dig Can Be Great Fun And A Natural Learning Experience For Any Age.
Great Summer Activity for Kids!


Archeology is a great way to learn about nature and science.  So, why not try an archeological dig this summer at the ocean, park, or in the woods.  It's a perfect beach or camping activity.  It's a natural!

You can put together a simple DIG kit in minutes and organize the dig for one child or a group of children.

For beach finds kids can look for worn beach glass, shells, sand dollars, fish bones, crab shells, seaweed, rocks, driftwood.

For forest or park digs kids can look for bones, rocks, arrowheads, nuts, snail shells, flora and fauna.
A dig can be a fun in the sun natural learning experience for any age
     Learn how to have an archeology DIG
     Make a DIG kit 
     Free Planetpals DIG Download!

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Painted Benches Not Just A Place to Sit

Picturesque And Perfectly Painted


On a recent trip through Cape Cod, MA. I came across these lovely painted benches, located along the waterfront and among the artist sheds of Hyannis.   


Painted Upcycled Benches Not Just A Place to Sit
Artists Sheds, Hyannis, Cape Cod

Not only were they inviting but masterpieces.  Almost too nice to sit on! These benches should inspire you with some ideas for your next upcycled furniture project you plan to paint.

Notice the way they extended the painting to the boardwalk.  An Idea for your deck?



Painted Upcycled Benches Not Just A Place to Sit


Painted Upcycled Benches Not Just A Place to Sit

Painted Upcycled Benches Not Just A Place to Sit



Sunday, July 15, 2018

Know How To ReGrow

You can regrow anywhere, even in your kitchen!

I'm a big fan of Regrowing! It's pretty simple and one you can easily do right in your very own kitchen or back yard. Whether you call it a garbage garden or scrap garden , it is regrowing! Grow in the garden, in pots or glasses outside or inside!

Some things grow in water until they grow new greens and some are harvested for their seed and re-grown again.

Check out this list to see what you can regrow in your kitchen or garden:






  • Avocado – Not every pit will produce roots, so your best bet is to try two or three pits at once. A few weeks after this growth occurs, you should see leaves. Be patient. In approximately three months, when your tree is around 7 to 8 inches tall, plant it in a 10-inch pot with adequate drainage.
  • Basil – Select several 4-inch stems from a bunch of basil. Then strip all leaves from about 75 percent of each stem with a sharp knife. Put the stems in a jar of water.  When the roots grow to about 2 inches in length, plant the individual stems in a 4-inch pot
  • Bok Choy – Cut off the base of a bok choy plant and place it in a bowl bottom-down. Add a small amount of water in the bowl. Once you see regrowth, transfer the plant to a container or garden.
  • Cabbage – Place leftover base and leaves in a bowl and add a small amount of water in the bottom. When roots and new leaves begin to appear, transplant the cabbage into a garden.
  • Carrot Greens – Add these tasty green to any salad. Place a carrot top or tops in a bowl, cut side down. Fill the bowl with about an inch of water so the top is halfway covered.
  • Celery – Rinse off the base of a bunch of celery and place it in a small wide mouth bowl. Fill the container with warm water, cut stalks facing upright. Use a spray bottle to gently mist the plant every other day. After 5 – 7 days it will sprout roots. Re-lant in the garden or continue making cuttings.
  • Cilantro -Just like basil, cilantro can regrow roots, and grow new plants once replanted. Simply place cilantro stems in a bowl of water, put the bowl in a sunny area, and change the water every other day.
  • Garlic Sprouts – you can grow garlic sprouts—also known as garlic greens—from a clove or bulb. Place a budding clove (or even a whole bulb) in a small cup, bowl, or jar. Add water until it covers the bottom of the container and touches the bottom of the cloves. You don’t want to submerge the bulb, just the bottom.
  • Ginger - With a little care you can have fresh ginger and ginger greens all winter long.
  • Green Onion – works just like garlic sprouts. You will not be growing a new bulb but greens to add to salad and for cooking.
  • Lemongrass –  cut off the tops of a bunch of lemongrass and place the stalks in water. Change the water every few days. In approximately two or three weeks, you should see new roots.
  • Mushroom – Start by removing the mushroom’s cap; you only need the stalk. Plant the stalks in soil and cover everything except for the very top of the stalks. Harvest your mushrooms when fully grown.
  • Onion – Keep the bottom of any onion (the part with roots) and place in a shallow bowl with water. You can also have success planting these directly into the garden.
  • Pineapple – Choose a pineapple with green, fresh leaves. Remove the top of the 
  •  ineapple, ideally by twisting it off (doing so will preserve the parts needed for regrowth). Peel back any leaves around the base so the bottom layers are exposed. Finally, cut off just the tip of the base, being sure to remove any excess fruit.
  • Potato – Cut the potato into two pieces, making sure each half has at least one to two eyes. Let the pieces sit at room temperature overnight or for a few days until they’re dry to the touch. Once the potato halves are dry, plant them about one foot apart in 8 inches of soil.
  • Romaine Lettuce – When you chop up hearts of romaine, set aside a few inches from the bottom of the heart. Place in a bowl with about a ½ inch of water. Keep the bowl in a sunny area and change the water every day. It will regrow roots and can be planted in a shallow container.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy World Environment Day!

World Environment Day occurs on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.


World Environment Day occurs on World Environment Day, Earthday, Everyday to help the planet!

Learn what you can do to help Earth at Planetpals.com.  

  • Play Earth Games
  • Learn about Earth
  • Find Environmental Solutions
  • Learn Eco Friendly Songs, Poems, Crafts, More.
  • Get Earth Friendly and Earthday Educational Downloads
  • Find Interesting Earth Facts
  • Learn how you can help the planet and everything on it
  • Learn how you can be a Planetpal, too.



Monday, May 21, 2018

Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas That Will Make Everyone Green!

It's that time of year for weddings and what better way to share the love than loving the planet.  

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Make your wedding eco friendly and fun with some of these unique green wedding ideas!

Many of them are reuseable ideas and many natural.  All are Clever and quite doable on any budget.  From dress ideas to decorations and favors.  If you're planning a wedding, Don't miss one green thing.





Monday, April 23, 2018

How To Color Your World Decoupage And Paint Furniture

DECOUPAGE and PAINT is a great way to upcycle furniture and other objects for your home 

Tell a story while you UPCYCLE and make something even more special

Decoupage: the basic technique
  1. Prepare surface. Once you have selected your item to decorate, make sure the surface of it is clean and dust free as the varnish magnifies any imperfections.
  2. Paint it.  
  3. Let it dry completely
  4. Cut out pictures. Select your pictures and cut them out. ... 
  5. Arrange the pictures. ... 
  6. Glue the pictures in place. ... 
  7. Varnish the pictures with DECOUPAGE (we suggest Modge Podge-it's simple!)
  8. Detailed instructions on How to Decoupage
  9. Video on how to decoupage with MODGE PODGE

Monday, April 16, 2018

Treasured Memories Make A Gift of Past, Present, Future

Make A Memory Box or Memory Card: A Great Recycle Craft That Turns Yesterdays Memories Into a Fabulous Gift That Lives on Forever

Make a Memory Box for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Make a Memorial Box Preserve Memories Forver
The Memory Box
If your wondering what special thing you can do for someone you love this Christmas that can be meaningful and fun to make, try a memory box or card.
Whether it be a sister, parent or best friend, a memory gift will be a keeper.
Make a Memory Box for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Find special momentos for your memorial box
Memory Box Directions:
.      Use a store bought or recycled box in any shape.  Here we bought a heart shaped box since this was an anniversary gift for Mom and Dad.
.      Cover it in paint or cloth or both.  *This one has a painted bottom and cloth covered top.  
.      We added 3 knobs to the bottom for feet
.      Adorn it with momentos and ornamentation. *This one has antique ribbons and trim.  Old buttons from Mom's favorite dress, her old hanky found in a purse, Dad's dog tags and firemans badge, a key from their first house and other tokens found in their drawers along with photos we photocopied.  

Ideas and Other Options 

.      Why not add old greeting cards, ornaments from service uniforms, wedding invitations, and jewelry parts
.      For a child's box you can use certificates, name beads, small toys or prize ribbons, a coin for the year they were born
.      For a friend use momentos from trips together, tickets from nights out and fill with photos of good times. 

You can leave the box empty for the recipient to fill, put in a gift certificate for them to make a new memory or  fill it with old photos. 

Make a Memory Card for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Add loving touches and special moments to the memory card
The Memory Card
If a memory box is overwhelming make a simple memory card ! Or make both and give them together.
The Memory Card and Frame Directions: 
.      As the base get some nice paper at the craft or art store.  Here we used a parchment for an old world feel.
.      As an alternate make your own paper from recycled papers.  Use one of the paper making recipes found on Planetpals.com
.      Adorn it much the same as the box.  using buttons, beads, ribbons, doilies, photos, cards, recipes, whatever conveys your message.  This one was for a fiftieth wedding anniversary.  We used photocopies of old valentines, old photos, yarn and more.
.      Ideas and Other Options
      Use ideas listed under memory box for a tailor made card
      You can frame it for an added touch
      Insert a ticket to a special event 
      Give it with a memory box
  

Make a Memory Frame for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Frame a special memory card.
Make memories that will hold someone in your heart forever.
For more ideas for memorial celebrations , gifts, moments and sayings check out our memorial pinterest page