There are a few amazing things coming up on PBS for Earth Day that I thought I would just wrap them up together. Two of my personal favorite shows have special features! Curious George Swings into Spring and an All New episodes of Daniel Tigers Neighborhood! Each show has really great ideas and crafts to share with your kids to help them learn the importance of Earth Day.
“Let’s Build a Bird Feeder” – Make a Bird Feeder from a Plastic Bottle!
“Make a Pinwheel” – Create beautiful paper Pinwheels!
“Curious George’s Recycling Challenge” – Learn and help educate your kids on Recycling.
My husband and I are currently working with my tot on making a Bird Feeder from a plastic bottle! We just have to get some birdseed, and I love the Pinwheel idea! It’s so breezy and windy out that we set out our pinwheels just to watch them spin the colors.
The Curious George Recycling Challenge I think is a great way to teach young ones not only the importance of recycling, but how to do it properly. My tot always loves being the big helper and sometimes we get to pretending we’re garbage or recycling trucks doing our rounds around the house. This helps him learn about which items go where and what type of package they are!
One of the new episodes from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is Neighborhood Clean Up. The story is about a storm that blows through the Neighborhood making such a mess of the playground that no one can play. King Friday proclaims it “Clean Up Day” and everyone learns the difference between what can be tossed out and what should be recycled as well as working as a team.
In Clean Up Time, Daniel and his friend O the Owl are playing at Daniel’s house when they make a huge mess. Daniel winds up losing his watch in the messy room. He soon learns that cleaning up and putting things away will help him find it.
Here are some great ways you can get involved with Daniel Tiger!
Proclaim your own “Clean Up Day”! Tidy up your yard, and clean out the winter clutter. While you’re at it, find out what kind of trees, plants and wildlife are “at home” in your backyard and neighborhood, too!
Plant a garden! Pick out the kinds of vegetables you’d like to grow or design a flower bed together – kids love to get their hands dirty! If you live in an apartment, you can create a beautiful flower or herb garden right on your terrace or windowsill.
Help beautify a park or playground! Get a group of parents and preschoolers together and visit a local park to help make sure that it’s trash free and ready for playtime!
Recycle together! Invite your children to get in on the act of recycling! Have them assist you in tying up those newspapers and magazines, collecting the cans and bottles, crunching the cardboard boxes – and making sure that everything goes in its proper bin.
You can check your local listings to see which time Curious George Swings into Spring and the New Episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will be airing in your home. Until then, have some fun with your kids. Get outside and share the simple joys of nature in the springtime.
I did not receive anything aside from the information for the shows and the tips provided. I am a big supporter of our local PBS station!