In Toronto, throughout the entire month of April neighbourhoods organize formal and informal clean-ups. In addition to cleaning up the area, free garden compost is available. Sadly, this spring, the weather has been extremely windy, cold and rainy and many of the clean-ups have been cancelled. My good friend - who I met about 8 years ago at a park clean up (and who is now 8 months pregnant and has 3 boys 4 years and under!) - organized an informal clean up a very bad alleyway space in our neighbourhood. Four of us got together to clean up the space. It is so nice to have enthusiastic people around me, motivation is catching. I documented the efforts.
this post by Christy over at Super heroes and princesses. Christy has a great activity for children to make an earth using hand prints. Here is a picture of the hand print earths in my sister's classroom. My sister used old newspaper to cut the circles.
I think this is a wonderful craft. Have a great day!