Monday, April 26, 2021

Happy April Full Moon Pals!

The moon becomes officially full on Monday at 11:32 p.m. EDT (0332 GMT on Tuesday, April 27), according to NASA. In New York City moonrise is at 7:24 p.m. local time on Monday, and moonset is Tuesday morning at 6:26 a.m.; the sun sets Tuesday at 7:49 p.m.

April Ancient Full Moon Names : Planter's Moon-Peony Moon-Flower Moon-Wildcat Moon-Growing Moon-Seed Moon -Awakening Moon & Moon When Geese Return in Scattered Formation. Happy full moon PALS!  Go here for a complete list of Moon Names and Moon facts.



Thursday, April 1, 2021

Planetpals Teachers Pay Teachers Store - The Best Activities On Earth For The Classroom!


Planetpals Characters have been part of early education for well over a decade, used in many schools and by many organizations worldwide for Earthday and everyday environmental education. It's website and blog were the first environmental education sources online, with over a thousand of pages of educational content and ideas.

PP TPT Store The Best On EARTH!

Planetpals educational activities and activity books are not only fun, they educate children about their world.  Whether the topic be Earth Science, Earthday, World Peace, Health or Holiday Topics, they inspire learning about our world in a delightful and meaningful way! Planetpals unique, entertaining and enlightening activities make everyday and every holiday  greener and more playful.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Planetpals.

Kids learn:
  • To love and appreciate the world around them
  • To care for the planet, everyone and everything on it
  • To be tolerant and responsible
  • To be healthy inside and out
So, whether you are teaching, homeschooling, or just want purposeful and relevant play for your children,  check out our website at PLANETPALS.com and our creative activities. 


Planetpals activities can be found solo or on bundles at Planetpals TeachersPayTeachers Store




Thursday, March 25, 2021

Fun Ways To Recycle Plastic Eggs

Easter is over.  How many ways can we resurrect those Plastic Easter Eggs?

How to recycle plastic #Easter eggs
Love Earth Recycle Plastic
Of course, we can save them and reuse them next year.  But what else? Here are some creative and fun recycle craft ideas to use plastic eggs. Please, remember to use recycled materials to decorate them whenever possible!
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Fun Ways To Recycle Plastic Eggs
Fun Ways To Recycle Plastic Eggs
Upcycle and Recycle Plastic #Easter Eggs Save Earth
plastic egg snake pull toy
Egg Bugs 



Upcycle and recycle plastic #Easter Eggs

Egg-liens
Upcycle and recycle plastic #Easter Eggs

For more recycle crafts and fun food crafts for holidays, Earthday or everyday see Planetpals crafts pages.

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The Incredible Edible Easter Egg

April Marks Easter And That Means Eggs!


Here is a fun list of egg-citing ideas and facts.  Everything you ever wanted to know about eggs for Easter and every day.

Fun Ideas for decorating eggs:
decorating ideas for easter aggs


10 Fun ideas to help you reuse and recycle plastic eggs:

 recycle plastic eggs craft

How to make non toxic natural dyes for eggs from Planetpals
plus this handy egg dye chart:
color chart non toxic eggs

How healthy are eggs?  Check this infographic from maisiaosiao.com.

healthy facts about eggs

How to Boil an egg info graphic   Did you know?



Need more healthy Easter ideas?  See Planetpals Green Spring Journal  
 green spring journal
So much egg fun makes us egg-static!  Hope you feel the same.
Have a green holiday!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Green Valentine Ideas You Will Heart!

When it comes to Valentines Recycle and Upcycle Ideas, Planetpals has been providing them since 1998!  At planetpals.com, planetpalsblog.com and out social networks you will fine a treasure trove of ideas and solutions for Valentine parties, Valentine gifts, Valentine crafts, Valentine everything.

The place to start is Planetpals Valentines Journal




The place to start is Planetpals Valentines Journal


Planetpals Valentine's Day Activities from TeachersPayTeachers

Happy Valentine's Pals!



Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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

Share the love!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Love Rocks For Valetine's Day!

Nothing says I love you more than handmade crafts, and these painted rocks ROCK for Valentine's Day. 

Here are ten very creative craft ideas that will make you in love with love rocks! Planetpals loves this craft because it's a natural!

From Chrissie Grace Love Messages That Rock:

From The Chocolate Room "I love You" Rocks 

From Nantucket Mermaid Hearts that Rock 
 
 From Inspire Bohemia "Owl Always Love You" Rocks 
From Number Fifty Three  Love Stamp Rocks
 
From Magic Yam Pet Rocks
 
From Color Me Katie Heart Rocks
From Etsy Love Birds That Rock: 
 
These Cite Love Bugs Rock From Pietre Vive 
Lastly, the "Will You Marry Me" Rock From North Shore Views. A fun way to pop the question during a Valentine's Day stroll along the beach.  Small stone, big bolder...both would work.  This one did! 

For more Valentines Crafts check out our Valentine's Journal 

For more recycle crafts ideas see Planetpals Pinterest Board
Or Planetpals Facebook Page:
Daily posts, ideas, crafts, tips, everything green 
Or Planetpals.com Crafts Center 
Recycle and Natural Crafts, Non Toxic and Ideas

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Monday, January 4, 2021

How To Recycle Greeting Cards


So, you got a slew of greeting cards? Whether it was Christmas Cards, Birthday Cards , Anniversary Cards, Graduation Cards or Sympathy Cards.  Whatever the occasion, you must be wondering what you can do to recycle those beautiful cards and greetings.

Greeting cards and envelopes made of most paper materials can be put in the recycling bin. Cards with glitter, metallic accents or plastic should be placed in the trash. Photo paper greeting cards also cannot be recycled. Don’t worry about removing the stamp from the envelope, the recycling process takes care of that for you.

Here's a master list of Greeting Card recycle tips:

Many cards cannot go into the recycle bin because they contain other materials besides paper:
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Plastics
  • Foil
  • Jewels
  • Elastics
  • Metallic Inks
  • Photo Paper
So, What can you do to recycle them? Try some of these ideas:

  • Remove the adornments
  • Bring them to a swap
  • Frame them
  • Give them a new life with crafts
  • Re-gift - Just make a new card!
  • Bring to a swap
  • Find a crafter or artist that uses them in their work
  • Make something beautiful as a keepsake!
TIP: Many times the back of cards can be recycled even if the cover can't. Tear off the adornments, and recycle the rest.



Saturday, January 2, 2021

What To Do With Outdated Calendars

How to repurpose old calendars
Eco Friendly ideas for re-purposing old calendars
It's the end of the end of the year and that means that your calendar is now outdated! Unless, of course, you are using a perpetual calendar, it's time to let go.

If you are like many people, you probably hate to just toss your beloved calendar in the trash.  Perhaps it was given to you by someone special or on a topic you really adore. Yes, you enjoyed it for a whole year and now there must be something you can do with it!



Whether your calendar was on vintage posters, 50's cars, or travel to a favorite destination,  there are actually a few things you can do to save it from the trash heap: 
  • Frame it. Save your favorite images as wall art
  • Make a collage or decoupage using many images 
  • Make recycle ART.  Try rolled frames, mirror frames, beads, more
  • Make a book or journal
  • Make a picture morgue (library)
  • Use it for crafts such as bookmarks, gift tags, wrap and note cards
  • Save for scrapbooking projects
  • Use it as a birthday calendar to record friends and families birthdays
  • Donate it to freecycle, your book swap or your town swap shop (one man's trash is another's treasure)
  • If you are a teacher or program leader, collect them from parents, they are perfect for class projects
  • Use it another yearWhat years can you use 2014? Your 2014 calendar is reusable in: 2025, 2031, 2042, 2053, 2059, 2070, 2081, 2087, 2098, and 2110. What years can you re-use the 2015, 2016, Etc? Check any year: Visit this site and find out!
  • Put it in the recycle bin if all else fails.  Recycle
NOTE: There used to be an organization called "Calendars for Kids Recycle Project" but as far as I can see, it no longer exists.  If you know of another, let me know!  I am happy to pass it on.

And remember, if you get too many calendars as gifts  this year, pass them on to a friend or give them to a thrift.  Someone will be happy to use a new one! 



Speaking of calendars, Have a GREEN  Year!