Friday, June 11, 2021

DIY Beach Sandcastle Kit Even You Can Make

Make your own Sand Castle Kit with Recycle and Household Items! Simple as a Grain of Sand.

Playing in the sand is lots of fun for any age.  So get prepared for that day at the beach.  Make a recycle sandcastle kit!  Pack it up in a plastic bucket or your favorite beach pail.
Make a Sand Castle Kit from recycled and household items for the beach.

I came across this infographic from Sandstackers on how to make your own sandcastle. There sure are some good suggestions here:
Make a Sand Castle Kit from recycled and household items for the beach....Read all our tips
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Let's take it a step further! 

You can use many household items for your sandcastle and why not recycle.  You can find items around your kitchen and your garage, too.

Here are some suggestions:

Garage:

  • Window Scraper
  • Spray Bottles
  • Paint Brushes
Kitchen Tools:
  • Measuring Cups
  • Funnels
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Food Containers (Square and round)
  • Lemon Ballers
  • Spatulas and other Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen Scraper
Tools for #DIY Sandbox kit
Tips on how to make a lasting sandcastle:

There are plenty of tips out there to make professional grade sandcastles such as this from RedBook Magazine which suggests that you:

"Start with a densely packed mound of sand. To get the best density, build up the mound gradually: Add 6 inches of sand, pack down firmly with your fists, then pour half a bucket of water on top. (You can never add too much water; any excess will just drain out.) Repeat until you've reached your desired height."
Just use your imagination!

Can't wait to see what you create this summer.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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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Monday, May 17, 2021

Creative Idea For Summer For Kids

lemonade stand ideas for kids

Everyone loves kids and a lemonade stand.  But, what else can you do to encourage kids to be crafty and creative?  Try an art stand!

Crafts and creativity that can be shared, whether they be recycle crafts or any other crafts and who doesn't love kids art? Kids can do drawings of the beach, their pets, each other or just any other topic. Why not encourage them to add a poem! We all love expressing ourselves.

Want a recycle stand ideaHave a swap stand where your children sell small recycle items and outgrown toys. They will learn to be Planetpals, have fun and make a few cents.  

Want a nature stand idea?  Have them grow plants, vegetables or fruit and have a garden stand! They will learn how to grow from seeds and plantings.

It all makes sense!

Here are a bunch of recycle crafts for kids you can try as well.

Happy creativity!

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.

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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.

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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. 


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