Saturday, December 1, 2018

Planetpals Santa Approved Holiday Activities for Kids

Ho Ho Holiday Fun from Planetpals.
Activities for the classroom, school or homeschool!

Planetpals activities for the hoidays!

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Planetpals activities for the hoidays!


Create Cool Christmas Card Crafts Just Recycle Greeting Cards.

Upcycle And Recycle Holiday Greeting Cards With This 

Myriad Of  Fun Projects!


It seems like such a waste to toss holiday cards in the bin and turn them into landfill. Still many of us live in towns that don't recycle cards.   So, what can we do?
You can donate cards to St Judes Greeting Card Program (which, by the way, takes cards for all occasions). 
But, what if you love that card and want to look at it again and again?  Or, you just want to extend the use by upcycling them in your own way? Recycle crafts are a great way to reuse cards.  Greeting cards can be year long projects and made into beautiful objects.
Here are some fun ways to upcycle your cards for this year and next. 
*note: These ideas work for any holiday just use appropriate cards. Imagine valentines, Easter, Chanukah, Eid, even Patriotic holidays!  Use new or vintage cards.

  • https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AYyQv7-UBKykKowe9YzdBf9sLfak5hPSd3W6rju0Khq5TjoeWFuezCg/
    Make a Keepsake Book
  • Make a keepsake Christmas book-put it out each year as a decoration!
  • Make greeting card napkin rings! 
  • Cut up cards make a picture or another card for the next year.
  • Make decorations from old cards for following years.
  • Used cards make great recycled coasters  round or square, laminated or not.
  • Cover a tin to make organizers and holders for office or craft room. Use one card or make a collage.
    Make a Wreath
  •   Cut up or roll cards to make cones, bags or  holders for candy or small gifts .
  • Make tags for next year's Christmas or Chanukah Presents 
  • Make a wreath with cards, you can cut them into shapes of stars, holly, reindeer, hearts etc. Just use your holiday imagination. 
  • Make a holiday bracelet for the next holiday season. Just wrap an old bangle. Wear them or give them for gifts!
  • Frame your favrite cards to display on your wall or table next year-they make great decorations!
  • We hope you have been inspired to do some simple crafting with friends, family and kids.
  • Happy crafting from your Pals! 
For other green holiday crafts visit planetpals.com crafts 

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Be Don't Be A Turkey This Thanksgiving Be Thankful

Share Your Thanks This Holiday At The Table or In The Classroom With This Meaningful Thanksgiving Activity


At Planetpals we gobble up great ideas to help you have a greener and more thankful holiday, this year is no different.

If you are looking for a fun activity for Thanksgiving try out this Thankful Turkey!

Share your Thanks With This Activity at the Thanksgiving Table Or In The Classroom
Get This Meaningful Activity For Thanksgiving

It's the perfect activity with kids.  Just Color, cut, assemble. 
Two ways to use it:
  1. Children can make their own Thankful Turkey - listing on each feather all the things they are thankful for.
  2. Families can pass out the feathers for everyone to write one thing they are thankful for
  3. Lastly, assemble it and spend the day admiring all the special things that bring thanks!
While you are planning your Holiday, incorporate these 15 great Ecology Tips to help you make a greener world this holiday

Lastly, learn all kinds of eco friendly and fun Thanksgiving  tips, tricks and crafts - on Planetpals Thanksgiving Journal.


Always Remember the 4 "R"s. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair!

Friday, November 2, 2018

How About America Recycles Day Every Day

Best Information and Activities on Earth for America Recycles Day!

Did you know millions of people take part in America Recycles Day throught the USA alone? No wonder it is one of Planetpals most favorite holidays at Planetpals.com!  

We hope the whole world is focussing on Recycling by now on this day and everyday! 

To inspire you this America Recycles Day check out the America Recycles Day Page loaded with handy helpers for you and your kids to learn about recycling and aid you in spreading the word. Each one educational and fun.

You can solve the recycle puzzle, learn from the recycle lesson, construct the recycle chart, more! These are just a few of the handy helpers available from us for you, your family or classroom.  

Get ready  to learn what you can do or perhaps do better.




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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Teaching Kids To Cook Healthy

What better way to teach kids to eat healthy, than showing them the ingredients that are healthy!


What better way to teach kids to eat healthy, than showing them the ingredients that are healthy!

A healthy lifestyle includes healthy eating and exercise. Kids can learn at an early age how to have a healthier lifestyle and prepare foods themselves. In a world full of fast food options and eating out, it becomes more important that we give children the tools to learn how simple it is to actually cook for yourself.

You can make it playfull with happy faces or just make it wholeful and healthy.


A simple lesson in cooking and caring:


This morning my neighbors two children brought over flour free muffins that they baked for breakfast.  Not only did they learn this lesson but they learned to share with and care for others. Thanks kids...they were not only healthy but festive and yummy!


What better way to teach kids to eat healthy, than showing them the ingredients that are healthy!
Alexis offers healthy muffins adorned with holiday flags!

This Recipe For Flour Free Gluten Free Muffins:



More Tools To Make Healthy Kids:





Friday, October 5, 2018

Stage Is Set For A Funtastic Recycle Reading Craft!

Dioramas: A Wonderful Way To Teach Recycling And Resuse. A Very Creative Learning Activity


Stage Is Set For A Funtastic Recycle Reading Craft!

Recycle a box and make a diorama to stage a scene from your next book report assignment. 

Whether you are a teacher or homeschool mom, this is a great project to help your kids get more out of their next book. Make it as a school assignment, homework or reading play. It encourages creativity and takes the reading to another level. Did I say it teaches Reuse and recycle, too?

Here, Chris illustrated a scene for his book report with a box, some paper rolls and pieces of paper and cloth.  He did a great job, don't you think!

Stage Is Set For A Funtastic Recycle Reading Craft!

Stage Is Set For A Funtastic Recycle Reading Craft!


Learn about many of our recycle craft ideas at Planetpals


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Planetpals New Eco Friendly Products And Activities Store For A Healthier World

The Best Way To Play On EARTH!


Earthday, America Recycles Day, Peace Day or Just Any Day Planetpals Eco Friendly Activities Encourage Kids have Fun While Learning About Healthy Living!

Planetpals adorable characters, Earth friendly messages and cute characters are the most unique way to teach kids about their world. Each character engages them with humor and fun facts and encourages stewardship, caring and responsibility.

Now you can take their unique engagements home and to the classroom with a new world full of new activities for school, home, homeschool are available at our latest shop on TeacherPayTeachers.

Stop by and find an activity for Any Holiday or Any Day...make it a Greener day!

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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!
check out 
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Planetpalsblog.com
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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