Transform family night into a creative, fun, book-centered kindness practice! The book for June 2013 is The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.
This incredible book will help your family look deep into nature. The vivid illustrations and simple story show us the beauty, vitality and interdependence of the Amazon rain forest, and help us understand why it is so fragile.
The more we know about the natural world, the more we are inspired to protect it. With this in mind, we invite you to spend time observing the wilderness in your own neighborhood. Get to know your natural neighbors and practice the art of observation. Then create a personal photo journal.
This month’s recipe celebrates biodiversity, too, with a zesty summer Black Bean Mango Quinoa salad from The Kids Cook Monday.
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If you already own the book or would rather use your library, we invite you to download these materials for your own big-hearted family night! When you’re done, join us back here and share your stories. Or join the discussion on our Facebook page!
The Book Discussion: Conversation for The Great Kapok Tree
The Recipe: Black Bean Mango Quinoa provided by our friends at The Kids Cook Monday and created by Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian and author of The Plant-Powered Diet. Visit The Kids Cook Monday for more great recipes for your young chefs.
The Kindness Activity: Neighborhood Wildlife Photo Journal. The more we notice and learn about the ecosystems around us, the more we will understand about the big idea of interdependence.