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Celebrate Earth Day at a National Park

Here are some great tips and tricks for family fun in our national parks! Enjoy: There are few more beautiful places to picnic than our national parks, which also offer other ways to spend quality time with your family: Exercise: You can run, hike, bike, swim and even do yoga in our national parks! Bring lots of water and wear light-colored clothing to keep you cool. The Healthy Parks, Healthy People program also offers organized activities for families and children. Learn: National parks are our country’s biggest classroom, protecting and preserving our vast landscapes, history and culture. And Parks for Play is a National Park Foundation program that offers educational family activities in 35 of our national parks. What To Bring: o   Bring a hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun o   Don’t forget a camera o   Bring a bag or backpack filled with the essentials – water, snacks and a map of the park   I recently wrote you about the launch of Find Your Park, a new campaign celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service and encouraging the next generation – and those who already know and love the parks – to get up, get out and Find Your Park! The White House, First Lady Michelle Obama (see below), Mrs. Laura Bush and celebrities including Bill Nye and Bella Thorne are also lending their efforts to the initiative. Share your family stories and photos on social media with #FindYourPark and go to FindYourPark.com to find your local park. With more than 400 parks across the country, there’s one closer than you think!   Cite this… (new...

Spiritual Posters by Hahlbohm

Celebrate the spiritual side of life with these beautiful posters by Hahlbohm. These posters are the perfect items to decorate your home over the Easter holidays.

Printable Games for Spring

Each of these printable games will bring hours of springtime fun for your classroom. Spring Word Challenge – $ 6.99 Are you ready for a challenge? This game will have their total attention as players race to fill in word grids so that all the letters of a single word, (for example: April) is in each column, row and both diagonals. A second harder version of the game is included for those who prefer even more of a challenge. Answer keys included. Spring Word Find – $ 6.99 It’s your classic word find game all dressed up for Spring! Players have fun searching for different Spring related words. Answer key included. Spring Word Scramble – $ 6.99 These Spring words are all mixed up and players race to unscramble them! Younger kids might take more time, but rush the adults to unscramble in 60 seconds and see what kind of laughter you can make! Answer key included. Deluxe Easter & Spring Games Collection – $ 19.95 Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail…. and bugs, butterflies, bunnies, and birds, too! With spring comes rejuvenation, new life, and of course, the Easter Bunny…. all of it reason to celebrate, and all of it reason to play games! Whether of laughter and the fun of it, or for a learning opportunity, the Deluxe Easter and Spring games collection has over 40 printable games with answers that you print right from your computer. The Skinny: There’s no limit to the number of printouts you can make. Print one game or print them all. Access using your...

Easter Plants, Bouquets, & Gifts

Choose a beautiful basket full of plants, a colorful bouquet, or a fun gift for Easter to brighten your home or the home of someone special in your life. Plants for Easter Easter Lily in BasketA traditional Easter Lily in a basket with bow — The lily is symbolic of the Easter season and makes a lovely long-lasting gift or remembrance. Available April 15 – April 25     Spring Tulip BasketA beautiful tulip plant in a wicker basket makes a great gift that will last. Can be planted outdoors. Nothing says Spring quite like tulips! NOTE: This product is available MARCH 1 thru JUNE 30 only.   Easter Bouquets FTD Divinity BasketA radiant basket in white. An Asiatic lily, Matsumoto asters, white alstroemeria, and, mini carnations nestle with baby’s breath in a handled basket . A sweet arrangement perfect for all occasions. Approx. 9H x 11.5W   FTD Morning Stars ArrangementA brilliant display of white flowers to send your condolences. White lilies, white gladiolus and white lisianthus are accented with stock, snapdragons and more in a ceramic urn. Appropriate to send to a funeral home or memorial service. Approx. 31H x 22W   FTD Winsome BouquetFresh as Spring, this winsome bouquet is made of white roses and alstroemeria paired with green button pompons and hypericum berries. Arranged in a green square ceramic vase, it’s a wonderful way to welcome the warmth of the season.   FTD Joy of Spring BouquetSend the Joys of Spring in this sweet birch bark basket. Fragrant bright blue hyacinth, pastel pink tulips, carnations and white alstroemeria share this handled basket trimmed with a...

Passover Acronym

Write down things associated with Passover in this acronym poem writing activity. Start your word, phrase, or sentence with each of these letters:Download this worksheet as a PDF file(Adobe Acrobat Required) P_______________________________________________________ A_______________________________________________________ S_______________________________________________________ S_______________________________________________________O_______________________________________________________V_______________________________________________________E_______________________________________________________R_______________________________________________________ © Copyright 2004 by ClassBrain.com Cite this… (new...

Global Water Supply Lesson Plans for Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated around the world each year in March. These excellent cross-curriculum lesson plans on the global water supply crisis are available for elementary through high school. There are vocabulary sheets, games, art and writing projects, geography sheets, math projects, and more. Global Water Supply Elementary Lesson PlanWater Has Many Uses Mini-Unit (Grades K-5) Sample Page from “Water Has Many Uses” Mini-Unit (Grades K-5) – Courtesy of Water Partners This lesson plan from Water Partners is one of five elementary lesson plan sets available free of charge. It covers: Supporting Activity: Water Has Many Uses Family Questionnaire Supporting Activity: Water Has Many Uses Collage Instructions Supporting Activity: Water Has Many Uses Tracing Worksheet Supporting Activity: A Drop of Water Writing Activity Supporting Materials: Global Water Awareness Fact Sheet Download it now in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required) For additional lesson plans on the global water supply crisis visit waterpartners.org. Global Water Supply Middle School Lesson Plan (Middle School) Walking for Water Mini-Unit Sample Page from (Middle School) “Walking for Water” Mini-Unit – Courtesy of Water Partners This lesson plan from Water Partners is one of three Middle School lesson plan sets available free of charge. It covers: Supporting Materials: Water-Aware Fact Sheet Supporting Assignment: Water-Aware Reading for Comprehension Questions Supporting Assignment: Water-Aware Word Search and answer key Supporting Materials: Women Bear the Weight of Water Supporting Assignment: Women Bear the Weight of Water Reading for Comprehension Questions Download it now in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required) For additional lesson plans on the...

Earth Day

The Importance of Earth Day Earth Day is a celebration of the Earth by average people. It reminds us that we must take care of the Earth if we plan to continue to live on it. It also reminds us that each one of us can make a difference. One person can clean up a pile of trash, a few can clean up a park or a pond, a lot of us can clean up a wetlands, and all of us can clean up the world so that future generations will be able to enjoy this beautiful planet. It all starts with one person saying.. I can pick up this bit of trash and leave this area better than when I found it. Join people around the world in making the Earth better than it is today. Who Created Earth Day? Earth Day is a global holiday celebrating the wonder of life on our planet. It appears that there is some controversy over the individuals who claim to be the founder of Earth day. One is John McConnell, while another is Senator Gaylord Nelson. According to some sources, John McConnell wrote the first Earth Day proclamation, and submitted it to Peter Tamaris, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, on October 3, 1969. Following is the text of the proclamation: PROPOSED EARTH DAY RESOLUTION WHEREAS; As Earthians we need a day to celebrate our global unity and destiny, and WHEREAS; The observance of EARTH DAY will alert concern and interest for our planet — with its precious treasure of living things, and WHEREAS; EARTH DAY is to...

Earth Day Google Doodle

To celebrate Earth Day, Google created an adorable animated doodle, but there is more there than meets the eye. If you look at the new Google doodle on their site, you will see that there is an animated waterfall. If you click on the doodle, you will go to search results for Earth Day, just like you do when you click the screenshot of the doodle below. But wait! There is more in store for you if you are patient…. Google’s Earth Day Google (non-animated) Without clicking just mouse over the Google Doodle. All of the animals are interactive. Just mouse over them (NO CLICKING) and see what they do. Be sure to mouse over everything in the doodle. The tree has a bird and the water has a fish. With the fish, you need to do a little bit more… keep mousing over the salmon until you get it to swim up the waterfall; and then watch for the surprise at the top of the falls! It’s so cool! Once you are done with the Earth Day Google Doodle, click on the image and learn more about the events of the day. Cite this… (new...

Easter Scrapbook Stickers

Use these great scrapbook Stickers for your Easter projects this year. The large quantities are great for classroom projects or women’s league craft sessions. Scrapbooking Dazzles Stickers: Easter Gold Dazzles for scrapbooking! Give your Easter and spring layouts a unique touch of shine with this dazzling assortment of gold stickers. You’ll have the look of a heat-embossed image – but all you do is peel and stick! Your package contains (3) 6″ x 9″ acid and lignin-free sheets with 93 gold images. You’ll have: 12″ borders (in 2 easy-to-handle 6″ pieces), large images, smaller accent pieces, and scrapbooking phrases. These Dazzles also come packaged with an instruction sheet showing a layout idea, tips, techniques, and how to use the Dazzles Transfer Sheet to use the “innies” and make your Dazzles sheet do double-duty. Now it’s quick and easy to give your scrapbook pages a dazzling touch! Acid and lignin-free. <img src=”http://classbrain.net/holidays/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/image-4055075-10699639″ width=”1″ height=”1″ Happy Easter Glitter Stickers: Flower – Limited Time 20% Off Sale! Price shown reflects discount. Reminisce has created the perfect paper, sticker, and embellishment collection for those moments in spring time when everything is fresh and new – Happy Easter! These 12″ x 12″ sheets contain high quality die-cut cardstock stickers with glittering accents in various arrangements (each sold separately). Colors: pastels, green, yellow, white, purple, blue. border=”0″/> Essentials Large Dimensional Stickers: Happy Easter – Limited Time 20% Off Sale! Price shown reflects discount. A 2.5×5 sheet of 3-dimensional stickers....

Easter Dinner Party Supplies

Throwing a party? These accessories for your dinner table will certainly dress up your Easter event and make clean up much easier. Choose from plates, cups, tablecloths, and much more. Garden Bunny Easter Tableware “Garden Bunny 9″” Dinner Plates (8 count)” “Package contains eight – 9″” paper dinner plates that feature a cute bunny in a garden with colored Easter eggs and flowers.” Garden Bunny 9 oz. Paper Cups (8 count) Package contains eight – 9 oz. paper cups with the Garden Bunny design. Please Note: Napkin pictured inside cup in above image is not included. Garden Bunny Lunch Napkins (16 count) Includes 16 paper lunch napkins feature an adorable bunny in a garden with colored Easter eggs and flowers. Garden Bunny Plastic Tablecover “Includes 1 Garden Bunny plastic tablecover that measures approximately 54″” wide x 102″” long.” Easter Tulip Tableware Easter Tulips Plastic Tablecover “This Easter Tulips Plastic Tablecover has a light green background with a bouquet of fresh, colorful tulips in pink and yellow. Tablecover measures approximately 54″” high x 96″” wide.” Easter Tulips Plastic Tray “Easter Tulips Plastic Tray has shades of light green background with a bouquet of fresh tulips in the center. Heavy duty plastic tray measures approximately 14″” wide x 10″” high. Caution: Do not microwave. Not dishwasher...

Easter Acronym

Easter acronym tb Write down things associated with Easter in this acronym activity. Start your word, phrase, or sentence with each of these letters: E_______________________________________________________ A_______________________________________________________ S_______________________________________________________ T_______________________________________________________E_______________________________________________________R_______________________________________________________F_______________________________________________________U_______________________________________________________N_______________________________________________________ Cite this… (new...

Flowers for Easter

Sometimes flowers are the perfect thing to send to your family at Easter. Whether you are looking for an arrangement or a beautiful Easter basket full of flowers, we have just the thing. FTD Joy of Spring Bouquet Send the Joys of Spring in this sweet birch bark basket. Fragrant bright blue hyacinth, pastel pink tulips, carnations and white alstroemeria share this handled basket trimmed with a green satin bow. It’s like sending a pretty Spring garden! FTD Soft Touch Bouquet Soft on the eyes, and soft to the touch. Ten soft pink tulips are arranged as a one-sided design in a rectangular glass vase with soft and fuzzy pussy willows for an accent. A sweet pink satin bow completes this purr-fect gift. Rush of Color Assorted Tulip Bouquet – FedEx The Rush of Color Assorted Tulip Bouquet will bring a bright splash of color to their special occasion or celebration. 15 stems of our finest tulips arrive in assorted colors with a FREE glass vase to create a splendid bouquet that will add to the beauty of their day. FTD Colors of Spring Bouquet Nothing says SPRING more enthusiastically than daffodils. Their bright, joyful color in the garden is a sure sign that sunny days are near. So why not bring that sunny feeling indoors with our fabulous daffodil collection! This bouquet of 30 mixed daffodils will brighten any corner, and surely bring a smile. ...

Easter Craft Supplies

Use these great craft supplies for all of your Easter projects. Whether you’re doing a children’s craft project for school or a project for your church, these supplies may be just what you’re looking for. Easter Craft Goodies Easter Vinyl Window Cling Includes (1) sheet of clings. Easter Bunny – Egg Dying Kit Includes (1) egg dying kit. 5 in 1 Easter Egg Dying Kit Includes (1) kit. Easter Painted Eggs Basket Bag Includes (1) basic bag. Cite this… (new...

Earth Day Activity

earthact Earth Day Thursday April 22, 2011 Earth Day is just around the corner – April 22! This is your invitation to join in on one of the oldest and largest educational activities coordinated on the Internet: The Earth Day Groceries Project. Celebrating its ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY on the Internet, this is a free environmental education activity where students are empowered as educators in their communities. Click here for the website . . . The procedure: 1) a school/group borrows paper bags from a local grocery store 2) students decorate those bags with beautiful environmental art and environmental awareness messages, and then return the bags to the store 3) the store distributes those bags (full of groceries) to amazed shoppers on Earth Day 4) the school sends in a report to the project web site, documenting its participation No registration is required. It costs nothing to participate. All that’s needed is someone to organize the effort at your school (other groups can participate, too). Stop by the web site to find out more. You’ll find complete directions, free posters, an FAQ, screensavers, PowerPoint presentations, desktop wallpaper, and much more! This year, there is a moderated mailing list (listserv) for the project, where late-breaking news is distributed and where ideas are exchanged. The Earth Day Groceries Project has thousands of inspirational reports and pictures archived on the web site. In 2003, over a million pieces of art, carefully created on grocery bags, were given away by children who cared about their Earth. In the spirit of Earth Day, that message will be sent out again...

Jesus Costumes for Easter Celebrations

If you’re holding an Easter pagent, you may find the costume for your actor playing Jesus here. Jesus Adult Costume Includes robe with attached sash, and crown. Shoes, wig and beard not included. Available in adult One-Size fits most. Jesus Adult Plus Costume Includes: Robe with attached shoulder drape, crown of thorns and wig and beard set. Shoes not included. Cite this… (new...

Easter Daffodils for Your Garden

Brighten your garden with these colorful daffodils. Your garden will be bursting with color this spring with these traditional Easter flowers. Daffodil Collections Deluxe Double Daffodil Collection Of all the Double Daffodils that are grown in Holland each year, these 6 magnificent varieties are unsurpassed. Double Daffodil Collection A hardy and long-lasting combination. Double Daffodil Collection Large, bold, double blooms will enhance any outdoor setting in early to mid-spring. More Daffodils For Your Garden 3 Months of Yellow Daffodils This unique mixture features several yellow daffodil varieties which bloom in sequence to give you 3 months of continuous bloom. 3 Months of Mixed Daffodils Our 3 Months of Mixed Daffodils mixture is made up of landscapesize bulbs and is blended to provide the widest possible range of colour, form and bloom time. Hybridizer’s Mix Daffodils A one-of-a-kind mix of vibrant daffodils that you won’t find in any garden centre. Double Daffodil Mixture Impressive in the garden. Giant Daffodils for Naturalizing Sampler Bring a bold, natural look that will enhance the beauty of your home. Pink and White Border Daffodils Plant this mixture of all-white and white daffodils with pink cups along a pathway and enjoy their carefree beauty. ...

Easter Pinatas

Pick one of these adorable Easter pinatas to liven up your Easter celebrations.Kids always love a piñata. Bunny Pinata Bunny Piñata measures 21″ high x 10.5″ wide. Blue Flower Pinata Discover the fun of breaking open a pinata and watching your treasures rain down! A removable sticker marks the hidden location where candy should be inserted. Pinata measures 17.5″ in diameter. Pull-string pinata kit not included. Purple Star 19″ Pinata Purple Star 19″ Pinata Cite this… (new...

Easter Posters

These wonderful Easter posters are the perfect way to brighten up your room for the holidays. Choose cute easter posters, funny Easter posters, or more formal Christian posters.

Take Your Daughter To Work Day – The Last Thursday In April

As you may know, the last Thursday in April is Take Your Daughter to Work Day, a yearly event that gives parents the opportunity to introduce their child to the life they live outside of their home. As a father of three beautiful daughters, I write today to urge you to participate in this meaningful and educational event. At the very least, it will give you an opportunity to spend quality time with your child. At best, it may even inspire them to choose a career path of their own or to begin thinking about what the future holds in store and how they themselves can achieve success. Take Your Daughter to Work Day is a wonderful way to educate your child about the responsibilities that adults face and to get them excited about their own future. Moreover, many parents find that by introducing their children to their co-workers, they help to create a more pleasant, supportive atmosphere at the office. By demonstrating to colleagues your role as a mother or father, you help to foster understanding about the multiple responsibilities you must fulfill as an employee and as a parent. I urge you to take your daughter-or son-to work with you on Thursday, April 24. The experience may only last a day, but the benefits could last a lifetime. Cite this… (new...
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