Boost your Butterfly Learning

Boost your Butterfly Learning

We have FREE downloads of our Butterfly Labs for PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades. The Labs are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and focus on insect body parts, pollination, life cycles, insect sensory organs, & food webs. There are word walls, background information, handouts, & more. Visit Learning on our website.

Introducing our Nature Library!

Introducing our Nature Library!

We are delighted to offer our new Nature Library to children and classrooms from coast to coast. Kids receive 4 books — 2 English-Spanish storybooks, Oh Look, A Butterfly! & Every Seed Counts and 2 day-by-day science guides, Butterfly Celebration Journal & Sunflower Celebration Journal. The storybooks and science guides enrich the experience of raising caterpillars and growing sunflowers.

Get Ready for Spring STEM Units

Get Ready for Spring STEM Units

We’re ready to send out caterpillar cups, butterfly kits, sunflower seed packets and more to classrooms, preschools, Sunday schools, and homeschoolers. We’re very excited to offer new items — the Take-Home Caterpillar Mini-Cups, which can be sent home for online classes and comes with 25 mini-cups of live caterpillars & 25 butterfly care brochures. Another new item is our Nature Library — 2 bilingual storybooks & 2 science journals that enrich K & 1st grade children’s experience of raising butterflies and growing sunflowers. A wonderful addition to support reading skills & connect kids to the natural world.

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My name is Michael.  I just finished first grade and my teacher gave me these sunflower seeds to grow over the summer so I grew these sunflowers this past summer.

Pandemic Actions by Yakum

Pandemic Actions by Yakum

Every purchase from Celebrate Planet Earth helps support reforestation in 5 indigenous communities in eastern Ecuador through our conservation partner, Yakum. Native trees are being planted to provide traditional foods, medicines, and handicraft materials. Yakum is also training young forest guardians to map more than 59,000 acres of forest. In addition, Yakum has responded quickly to the pandemic, providing fast-growing food plants like plantains and tubers, and traditional medicines like ginger and garlic in areas where food supplies and incomes have been disrupted. Learn more at https://yakum.org

Hello my name is Nyemade and this is how you take care of earth. 1,don’t litter 2,pick up trash cans and put it in the trash bin 3, water the grass and trees 4, cut the grass. Thank you for reading this ❤ ♥ 🙏

One Million Sunflowers

One Million Sunflowers

Join the community of families who are planting ONE MILLION SUNFLOWERS & celebrating the EARTH this spring!

Please help us SPREAD THE WORD.

It’s a great way to be a part of the 50th ANNIVERSARY of EARTH DAY!
You can celebrate AT HOME. Sunflowers can be planted in a flowerpot or in a garden.
BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS & BEES love sunflowers! The more sunflowers we plant, the more we will help POLLINATORS everywhere they grow!

GET A PACKET OF GIANT SUNFLOWERS SEEDS >

Teaching Butterflies Online!

Teaching Butterflies Online!

We received a GREAT IDEA from Lange School in Dayton, Ohio! Take your butterfly lessons online! Teachers are taking the live caterpillars home & teaching their butterfly lesson plans online. They are using photographs and video to share the transformation of the caterpillars with their students at home.

Teachers are welcome to POST their butterfly photos & videos at: https://celebrateplanetearth.org/share-your-love/. You can SEE the stories of students & classrooms here: https://celebrateplanetearth.org/stories/. We have lots of FREE curriculum materials at: https://celebrateplanetearth.org/resources/. Teachers will find background & handouts on body parts, life cycles, word walls, pollination, food webs, senses and more.

Want to Help Save the Bees? Start Planting Sunflowers

Want to Help Save the Bees? Start Planting Sunflowers

According to House Beautiful – “Planting bee-friendly flowers is definitely an easy way to help keep our buzzing friends alive, and the sunflower is the perfect option for a summertime plant. They’re rich in nectar, and are the perfect color to attract bees—the flying insects actually can’t see reddish tinged colors, so sticking with yellow, blue, white, and purple flowers are especially helpful.

Sunflowers need optimal sunlight—around six to eight hours a day—and thrive when they grow in hot summer climates.”

Read more – https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/gardening/a27545572/save-the-bees-plant-sunflowers/

Take the Planet Earth Pledge

Take the Planet Earth Pledge

It’s so important to join together and take the Planet Earth Pledge as a class, a club or a family. It helps remind us of what it means to love and protect the Earth. And here is a PDF poster so you can hang it on a bulletin board or wall.

No job is too big
No action too small
For the care of the Earth
is the task of us all!

Mass Migration of Painted Lady Butterflies in California

Mass Migration of Painted Lady Butterflies in California

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/17/us/migrating-painted-lady-butterflies.html

What a wonderful article from the Sunday New York Times – 3/17/19! If the painted ladies are migrating into warm Southern California in record numbers than they will probably start arriving in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas as those states warm up. Seeing your first butterfly every spring is a great reason to celebrate Planet Earth!

Butterfly Care

Butterfly Care

Taking care of painted lady caterpillars is easy! Every package of caterpillars comes with a Life Cycle of the Painted Lady Butterfly and on the back of the poster are care instructions to help you and your students.

Also, here is an 8.5×11 PDF of Painted Lady Butterfly Care Instructions – everything you need to know from when the caterpillars arrive until the adult butterflies are ready to be released outside on a sunny day.

If you ever have questions, you are welcome to call us, M-F, at 800-698-4438.

We Grow Kids Who Love & Protect the Earth!

We Grow Kids Who Love & Protect the Earth!

We are so proud of our mission and goals at Celebrate Planet Earth! Our aim is for millions of children to celebrate & protect the Earth every year through actions large & small. And our vision is to grow the next generation of heartfelt conservationists. Please join us by supporting children’s actions to love our home, the Earth!

Read more about our mission: About Celebrate Planet Earth