Come unleash your inner artist by putting brush to paper inspired by one of three poems shared for kids. Or bring your own poem, or make up your own. Sometimes it isn’t as easy to just paint a painting, but after letting the images build in your mind after hearing a wonderful poem, even new perspectives unfold.
Come Paint a Poem.
Gratitude for the MudPies & Butterflies Mother Laurie, who with her children will sponsor this experience of the senses. Paints, paper, and poems provided.
Come learn about our nearby wildlife: hawks, owls, foxes, mountain lions, bobcats and more and how you can make a BIG difference in their lives. Children from the Topanga Wilderness Awareness Youth Project will be at Parkday to explain how the Cycle of Life is being interrupted. People trying to get rid of mice and other rodents are unknowingly threatening our wildlife with rodentcides, that contain slow-killing poisons.
Consider discussing this ahead of time, depending on your child’s awareness of the Cycle of Life. Connie (founder of Topanga Wildlife Awareness Youth) and myself will take care to speak in caring terms in order to protect the psyche’s of our children. However, I do not believe in controlling the open discussion amongst the children. And some of them are VERY passionate about protecting these beautiful animals.
Some of the Books I checked out for kids to learn about the threatened Wildlife
For a craft project, kids can make Owl kites. Some children have been building and painting Owl boxes for Owls to nest within. Other children have been requesting purveyors of rodentcide not only stop selling it, but sign a petition to protect our Wildlife.
Learn how you can be a Wildlife Ambassador. And take the Pledge with us to protect our Red-tailed hawks, Bobcats and cubs, Owls and owlets and more.
To learn more go to www.topangawildlife.com
We will be celebrating our Planet this week and her amazing diversity of life: Plant, Animal and Geological. Anything goes. At blanket time, everyone who wishes can share what inspires them about the planet they live on. It will be like an Earthday show-and-tell. And hopefully some of our youth from the Topanga Wilderness Youth Project will share how to Save Our Owls today.
If someone brings newspapers, we can make biodegradable potters and plant some of the Organic Seeds that I will bring to share (peppers, beans, kale, brocolli, carrots, squash, etc).
And lets make something we can wear! Everyone will also get to make and decorate their own Earthday Vest! Bring scraps of cloth or make the base from a brown Grocery Bag. Extra scissors would be helpful.