Sat. Mar 26 at 8:30pm is Earth Hour - here are some ways to turn your kids on to Earth Hour while you turn off the lights for the planet.
TIP: The 8:30pm Earth Hour falls past my kids' bedtime...so we will be doing our Earth Hour at 6:30...I'm sure the Earth will forgive us.
I asked twitter what they will be doing for Earth hour...many of you will be playing board games, some will be gardening, another tweep will be having chocolate fondue, someone else will be star gazing, someone suggested a Fancy Nancy book just out for Earth Day.
There are other great kid things to do in the dark like...cards by candlelight, playing guitar (or other musical instrument), origami, singing, playing blocks (and crashing it down), building a blanket fort, having a living room picnic and just plain ol' talking with the family ("Tell me three things you did today")
And if you are thinking perhaps making it a Earth-minded weekend why not relax with some Earth-friendly movies.
Wall-E (that little robot saves the plant, the world and puffy people on puffy chairs)
Ferngully (save those rainforests!)
Happy Feet (that penguin with the pop can thingy around it's neck? so sad!)
Finding Nemo (taking a clown fish from the coral reef is an adventure)
And for the older crowd...March of the Penguins, Erin Brockovich, An Inconvienent Truth.
Turn on your family...when you turn off the lights. (no honey...this doesn't mean what you think it does.)