E is for Earth Day (That’s Good Enough for Me)

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To gear up for our annual Earth Day waterfall hike (stay tuned for pictures), we decided to celebrate the Earth…in cookie form. We chose an earth-friendly sugar cookie recipe from Peas and Thank You and spent the morning mixing, whipping, and frosting.

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We aren’t too keen on artificial colors, so we found a great resources on making food coloring out of all-natural ingredients. The blueberries made more of a red than blue color (I guess truth in advertising does not apply to fruit), but in the end we had a sizable amount of blue and green frosting to make our cookies into palm-sized planets. Our biggest lesson was that it takes much, much more natural food coloring to get the desired color than it does its artificial counterpart.

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In the end, we felt proud to use the beautiful bounty of the Earth to create cookies with, well, great personality. They could be summed up in just one word: Yum!

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Earth Day Messages from the Fives

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Five of Hearts: When I think about the Earth, I think of how beautiful it is and all the birds moving. Celebrate the Earth. Take a walk. Go outside. Be nice to the Earth, but not just one day a year. Every day.

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Five Ball: I think about the pretty butterflies. The Earth gives us a home. If we did not have the Earth, we’d be in outer space! No throwing trash. If you throw trash, the Earth will be hurt.

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High Five: Keep the bunnies. And tofu!

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3 thoughts on “E is for Earth Day (That’s Good Enough for Me)

    • Thank you! All children have a great appreciation and understanding of the Earth. The issue is giving them opportunities to get outside and connect to the natural world. We hope that you had a great Earth Day!

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