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Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Fun!

Happy New Year! We are so excited about everything that is in store for Earth Rangers Homeroom in 2024. 
In this newsletter you’ll find a host of ideas to prepare for Valentine’s Day Earth Rangers style, with fun activities that spread love, not waste, and ideas for how to get your students learning outside, even in the depths of winter.

The Tree Hugger Challenge is a great way to show trees some love this Valentine’s Day! Help students learn the importance of reusing and recycling paper just in time to make those special Valentine’s Day cards.

Outdoor activity: Looking for the hearts in nature
After reading through “See a Heart, Share a Heart” by Eric Telchin, take your class outside, and look for natural hearts around you. If the weather prevents you from going outside, take a walk around the school… you will be surprised at the heart shapes you will find 

Outdoor activity: Valentine’s Day Decorations
Distribute a piece of good-on-one-side paper and a crayon to each student. Head outside, and have the students do bark or leaf rubbings outdoors, or have the students collect leaves to bring into the classroom and complete them indoors. Once finished, have the students cut their papers into heart shapes and use them to decorate the classroom.  

Writing activity: Writing a love letter to planet Earth
This can be done as a whole class or in small groups. Ask the students to brainstorm what they love about our planet – the beautiful fall colours, fresh fruits and vegetables, the diversity of wildlife! Guide them through writing a love letter to the planet.

BOOK: See a Heart, Share a Heart by Eric Telchin (2012, Dial Books)
VIDEO: Animal Hugs for Valentine’s Day (Earth Rangers)

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