Earth Day Art, Crafts, Education for creatives of all ages

by Fred Showker
Earth Day Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to make a good contact with clients and vendors. Dreaming up promotions can be difficult -- but if you consider kid's stuff, there are tons of ideas out there. So let's take a look at our favorite Earth Day arts, crafts and projects for kids -- and you're bound to come up with lots of great designs for yourself:
[*] Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency
[*] Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids
[*] BOOST Earth Day Is Every Day! Activity Book
[*] Creative Haven NatureScapes Coloring Book
[*] National Parks Coloring Book
[*] Eco-Logical Brain Games

Eco-Logical Brain Games

FUN and LEARNING for Earth Day from 60-seconds.com

Everyone's "thinking green" these days. But how do you convince kids that they can make a difference in protecting the earth's resources?
      Start with this entertaining collection of 35 activities that teach the next generation about environmental challenges — and what each of us can do to help. Crosswords, mazes, word games, search-and-finds, and unscramble-the-letters games make it easy to learn about global warming, recycling, pollution, solar energy, conservation, and endangered animals. This activity book is a great first step for environmental awareness — and every page can be colored! Solutions included.
Design-Bookshelf Earth Day Full story : Eco-Logical Brain Games by Tony J. Tallarico Jr.
2014 ... related image Here's the back cover!

BOOST Earth Day Is Every Day! Activity Book

FUN and LEARNING for Earth Day from 60-seconds.com

Join Team Recycle and discover how to make the planet cleaner and healthier. Four kids and a dog guide young readers through word searches, mazes, cryptograms, and other puzzles that provide fun facts about Earth Day and offer ideas for recycling, conserving energy, and making "green" practices part of everyday life. Free Teacher's Manual available. Grades: 3–5.
      Boost: Seriously Fun Learning!Keeping children entertained and engaged is the key to learning, and the Boost series offers a wide range of fun-filled coloring and activity books that help teach a variety of basic skills. Each title is targeted to a specific grade range and carefully aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which are listed at the bottom of each page. . . . Teacher's guide below PDF
Design-Bookshelf Earth Day Full story : BOOST Earth Day Is Every Day! Activity Book by Heather Allen (Author)
2014 ... related image Here's the teachers guide: 0486494330_TM.pdf

National Parks Coloring Book

FUN and LEARNING for Earth Day from 60-seconds.com

Treasury of detailed, ready-to-color illustrations depicting typical scenes from 50 U.S. national parks: Grand Canyon, Everglades, Great Smoky Mountains, Mammoth Cave, Petrified Forest, and more. Informative captions describe distinguishing features of each park, flora and fauna, visitor activities available, more.
      Useful guide to major attractions. 50 black-and-white illustrations.
Design-Bookshelf Earth Day Full story : National Parks Coloring Book by Peter F. Copeland
2014 ... related image Here's the back cover!

Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids

FUN and LEARNING for Earth Day from 60-seconds.com

If you've got a box, you've got it made! With step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, this book can help kids transform a cardboard box into easy-to-make playthings—and teach them firsthand about recycling.
      Start with the basics: a box and an imagination. Tissue boxes, cereal boxes, corrugated boxes, and cardboard boxes can all be put to good use. Then just follow directions for dozens of projects. The possibilities are endless! Thinking beyond the box, kids can make a puppet stage, sports car, propeller airplane, robot, tin man costume, moon suit, giant dragon, miniature golf game, musical box band, and much more. It all adds up to enjoying a fun day in an earth-friendly way—a creative, environmental lesson that kids will love!
Design-Bookshelf Earth Day Full story : Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids by Joan Irvine, illustrated by Linda Hendry
2014 ... related image Here's the back cover

Creative Haven NatureScapes Coloring Book

FUN and LEARNING for Earth Day from 60-seconds.com

Seashells on the sand, peacocks in flowering magnolia trees, and butterfly fish in elkhorn coral. Thirty-one original designs present spectacular combinations of natural elements — from flora to fauna — in eye-opening, full-page patterns.
      Illustrations are printed on only one side of the perforated pages for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, NatureScapes and other Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Previously published as NatureScapes.
Design-Bookshelf Earth Day Full story : Creative Haven NatureScapes Coloring Book by Patricia J. Wynne
2014 ... related image Here's the Back Cover

Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency

FUN and LEARNING for Earth Day from 60-seconds.com

Backyard Homesteading addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use--even if they live in a urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome "homestead" that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and raise farm animals, including chickens and goats.
      Backyard Homesteading covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.
Design-Bookshelf Earth Day Full story : Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency by David Toht
2014 ... related image Here's the back cover screen shot

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Fred Showker

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