Thursday, April 9, 2020

Pandemic Waste: With Coronavirus The Gloves & Wipes Waste Unimaginable


Covid 19 has our health system as well as all of us working backward. We are tossing materials out like mad for fear of contamination.


Not only is it a recycle mess it's a social mess! People are afraid of the contaminants and just tossing them everywhere. In shopping carts on the street, in the parking lots.
Single-Use Unneccesary Disposal - What Can You Do? 
Not only is it a recycle mess it's a social mess! People are afraid of the contaminants and just tossing them everywhere. In shopping carts on the street, in the parking lots.



That doesn't just include hospitals using gloves and gowns, but individuals tossing single use gloves, masks, and wipes on a daily basis!  

Not only is it a recycle mess it's a social mess! People are afraid of the contaminants and just disposing of them everywhere. In shopping carts on the street, in the parking lots.

Hopefully, stores, businesses, gas stations, etc will place disposable recycle boxes outside their exit doors for gloves and wipes to help us recycle.  Gloves and wipes have to be disposed of differently than toilet paper or tissues. 

Here are a number of topics and solutions I found. Some solutions for small businesses and large and information guides: 

Recycle Disposable Wipes 
Recycle Gloves
Terracycle Disposable Boxes
Kimberly Clark Right Cycle 
Clean Hands Eco Friendly Alternatives

Be green! Think Clean EARTH. Be a Planetpal!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

One Certain Thing, You Can Stay Healthy Inside And Out During These Uncertain Times

Coronavirus is on our mind everyday now.  Staying away from it, coping with it, our altered lives. Learning and living healthy with social distance and distance learning.  Pandemic or no pandemic.




So, how can we stay healthy?

How do we keep our mind healthy and our bodies in shape. What can we eat to stay healthy.

Well, Planetpals newest Text Lesson for all ages is now available with some ideas and tips for kids feeling lonely, confused, needing advice and ideas to get through it all.  Advice for a lifetime of health inside and out. Wellness lessons.

So, whether you are quarantined or just thinking about your family being the best they can be for a lifetime, this lesson is for you.

Homeschool, classroom, dustance learning.  In .pdf and .png to open in online classroom sharing platforms.


Saturday, March 28, 2020

During Social Distancing and Distance Learning Why Not Nature Journal!

Journals can be a great learning experience all year long

Nature Journals can be a great learning experience all year long - Learn how to make one!
For links to these projects go to Planetpals Pinterest Nature Journal Board

What better learning experience is there than to document nature's splendor, with a nature diary! It's a great project for any age including kids!  Anyone can draw, write, record and photograph what they see.

Any season is a season for Journaling; 

Spring means outdoors for many who have cooped up all winter, like birds and bugs, trees and plants.   Summer is a time for thriving for many plants and animals, caring for their young, plants blooming and harvesting.  As well, Autumn harvests and the storing and shedding of animals and plants.  Winter is time for hibernation and wild weather patterns. Let's face it, all year long nature evolves, the skies not only change through the seasons, but change day and night, as do the tides. 

The changing seasons are a perfect time to think of Journaling.  

Journaling is a wonderful pastime and an educational hobby. With the changing season comes changes in nature. You can track the seasons of trees and flowers.  You can track nature's life cycles like that of a butterfly from and egg to a caterpillar to a full grown butterfly. You can watch animals come out of, or prepare and go into, hibernation.

Things you can record in a Journal:

Learn to look for patterns in nature such as heart shaped leaves, camouflage or repetitive patterns. Find nests and cocoons, take photos of changing leaves, sprouting flowers and new blossoming plants. Watch gardens grow and the changing seaside.  Learn what different species eat, which ones are endangered,  and learn about the food chain. Collect different kinds of natural species or their parts such as shells or barks from trees. Or simply find the beauty in any natural thing!

Here is a list of additional ideas for a Seasonal Journal:
  • Color in Nature
  • Art in Nature
  • Anatomy and Architecture
  • Planted Seedlings
  • Budding and Blooming Flowers
  • Budding and Blooming Trees
  • Birds and Nests
  • Bugs and Insects
  • Cacoons and Bee Hives
  • Hybernation and Habitats
  • Otters and Damns
  • Breeding and Birth
  • Sky and Clouds
  • Changing Leaves
  • Collecting bark, leaves, insects or shells
  • More 
© Judith Gorgone Designs www.gorgone.com

How to document in your Journal:
  • Draw
  • Paint
  • Photograph
  • Write Stories
  • Write Poems
  • Write Haiku
  • Describe Objects
  • Color Match
  • Collect specimens
  • Save seeds
  • Collect images from magazines
  • Decorate

How to make a Scrapbook:
  • Buy a notebook or scrapbook
  • Use any kind of paper
  • Use paper 
  • Use cloth
  • Recycle papers, scraps and bags
  • Recycle cardboard

See many more ideas and download helpers here:
Download Planetpals Free Nature Diary FREE Here.

Be a Planetpal!  Come up with some natural ideas and recycle ideas you can use in your journal and share it with us!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Fun and Informative List of Favorite Free EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES For KIDS for Homeschool & Distance Learning

Favorite Free Educational Website List
Teach Kids to Love Learning!
Some of the Best!

This list is a FREE Download:
  • Perfect Backup for Classroom, homeschool, or home.
  • Kids Learn at Home
  • Great for Distance Learning.
  • Teacher Helpers
  • Curriculum & Classroom Ideas
  • Includes Many Topics

FREE Download Here

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Not Cancelled: Nature With Great Views For Your STAYcation

At a time  when we are all struggling with the effects and residuals of CORONAVIRUS and COVID-19 outbreaks and scares, let's remember that there is still some beautiful things in this world!
Planetpals.com and Planetpalsblog.com
Take this Staycation time to learn about your world. 
Encourage yourself and kids to look beyond every day life and stop to smell the roses! The magic of nature. Play in it.  View it. Explore it.  

Our list of Nature activities that you can still attend and take time to enjoy everyday, always:

  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Cloud Formations
  • Rainbows
  • Weather
  • Moonbeams
  • Stars
  • Snow
  • Rain
  • Ocean
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Flowers
  • Trees
  • Mountains
  • Planets
  • Wild Life
  • All of nature
Where and how?


It's all good! All you have to do is open their eyes! 

*Remember to be safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak...keep your distance (10 feet recommended) , stay at home if you need to, bring your own chairs, bring your own food, stay away from public buildings and events larger than 10 people. Corvid-19 Safety Article



Plenty of educational options on Earth for kids. Check them out!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Things To Do If You Are In Quarantine

Oh my, this is really a game changer.


Now that social distance and distance learning are the buzz words of the day. 

If you are housebound with cabin fever and in quarantine during this social distancing due to Coronavirus,  COVID-19 pandemic, here are some ideas for you and your family! 
  • Play board games. Fun for you! And perfect if you have kids!
  • Play yard games: Check this link out, 16 Classic yard games You can play with kids.
  • Go to the museum. How? There are 12 famous museums you can tour online!
  • Go for an adventure: Take a ride and pack a picnic! You won't be eating out and picnics are fun. Pack some goodies.
  • Nature Journal Get outside or learn inside in books. Learn about nature, document it, draw it, write about it! Get our free Nature Diary.
  • Craft! Try a new craft or do an old one. Always wanted to learn the camera? Knit? Paint? Learn Calligraphy? Craft with kids, too!
  • Take a Class.  Online Education is available all over the internet. Check the major Colleges links.
  • Watch Videos.  A Movie you wanted to see?  How about some educational videos online. Both are available from your local library online sources...free access to places like Overdrive and Hoopla.
  • Clean. How about Spring cleaning early?
  • Write: Been wanting to write more Poems or Start that book?
  • Catch up on reading. Try your local library online sources
  • Cook! How many recipes have you saved that you thought might be delicious!
  • Start a new house project.  Been wanting to paint the bedroom? Re-arrange the Playroom? 
  • Learn about Earth, Get ready for Earthday on Planetpals.com.
  • Get some Educational Activities on Teachers Pay Teachers or Amped Up Learning 
  • Take this time to contact old friends, family and make memories with your own.

Whatever you do, be safe, be squeaky clean and use diligence.

Stay Healthy Pals!


Learn about Earth! Planetpals.com

Get some educational activities Teachers Pay Teachers or Amped Up Learning !










Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Share A Piece of Friendship Pie for Valentine's Day

Valentine Share Piece Friendship Pie Kindness and Life Skills Writing Activity


Valentine's Day, or any day! It's No Prep. Kids read the share the poem which teaches a lesson on making friends. Kids can share a piece of pie with meaningful messages. Kids write about how to be mindful and kind. Encourages dialog and critical thinking.

Get it here!


  • Planetpals Clean Jean© teaches about bullying, friendship, and ways to share
Playing, Laughing, Friendship ,Teaching, Working, Helping, Creating, Caring
  • Unique and fun way to learn about sharing
  • Perfect introduction to inclusion, inclusion and diversity, equality for any day!
  • Use this with other Kindness activities available on Planetpals TPT Store or the website.
  • Exclusive to Planetpals™
Inlcudes 2 pages:
1. Poem and pie craft. Color, cut. read, share
2. Writing page to write a story about sharing

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