Today, you are encouraged to have a green day! To make this fun and educational, we'll
do some activities surrounding the color of green. Here are some ideas:
1. Flip through old magazines and cut out pictures to make a green collage. This can be
done as individual pictures on standard printer paper or as a group poster on large poster
2. Take a walk, gathering and naming as many things in nature that are green that you can
find. Also, you can collect green leaves, ferns and grasses to press and label for your
nature notebooks (start one if you don’t have one). Or find a quite spot outside and draw
a scene highlighting the things which are green, using several shades of green if you have
them (crayons, pastels, colored pencils, etc.).
3. If you have young children, read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and then make
this meal using some food coloring to dye your eggs green. If your children are older,
plan a green meal, which includes lots of veggies and other foods which are green.
Brainstorm with each other for ideas. Perhaps this is a good day to try pistachio pudding!
4. Experiment with color. Pour water into a clear glass. Let your students add drops of
blue and yellow food coloring to create various shades of green. Record the number of
drops to make the colors. Add some white daisies to your green water mix and watch
5. Make green flubber! Here’s the recipe:
Flubber is a polymer made by a chemical reaction. Polymers are very long chains of
repeating units. When the two solutions are combined, polyvinyl acetate chains (a
polymer from the white glue) are linked together in a 3-dimensional arrangement by
borate ions (from the Borax) and other chemical bonds. This produces the thick, sticky
polymer called Flubber.