Earthwise: Environmental Crafts and Activities with Young Children

English books


By Carol Petrash

Earthwise is full of practical ideas for nature crafts and seasonal activities to encourage young children to be aware of their environment. The activities are carefully written and beautifully illustrated, and will encourage children to develop a respect for nature, the earth and all living creatures.

Children will learn about their dependence on the earth's produce (by taking stalks of wheat and turning them into bread-flour); how to create and not just consume (by making their own gifts); how to make butter and grow food (even in the city); and how to make outdoor playhouses from natural materials.

The book also contains seasonal suggestions for making a more Earth-friendly home and classroom, and a comprehensive list of resources and suppliers


About the Author

Carol Petrash has over fifteen years experience in teaching pre-school children. She has been active in environmental projects for many years, including organic gardening and recycling.


Publisher: Floris Books
Pages: 160
Size: 19x24 cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780863151583
Publication date: 1993/01

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