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Weekend Links: Exploring the Backyard of our World

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So many wonderful things going on  this month! From Poetry Month to Earth Day or U.S Coin Day, April has been filled with amazing and fun learning opportunities. With this in mind, I thought I would share some of the best-of-the-best in links, resources and book-inspired fun that I have encountered this week. Enjoy!


How to Be an Explorer in Your Own Backyard: The Olinguito Activity Kit and Teacher’s Guide

How to Be an Explorer in Your Own Backyard: The Olinguito Activity Kit and Teacher’s Guide

How to Be an Explorer in Your Own Backyard: The Olinguito Activity Kit and Teacher’s Guide

40 Earth Day Crafter from 123 Homeschool4Me

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Here’s a great booklist from

Earth Day Educational Activities for the primary classroom: reading, hands-on crafts, writing, and science activities for students to learn more about Earth Day

In case you missed it, here’s Jump Into a Book’s 27 Books that Hug the Earth: An Earth Day Booklist for Kids

Earth Day booklist

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