Free Activity Sheets:

For Educators:

Kids Respond!

Videos & Presentations:


For Educators:

Songs for Story Time:

Free Activity Sheets:

Bookmark Activity—Apple Tree Life Stages:

Developed by Storyteller Miss Anastasia from The Twig Book Shop!


Here’s a video on how to make a book dummy with author-illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores!

Online Resources

LGBTQIA+ Picture Books

“The Best LGBTQ+ Picture Books to Share” – Shepherd

LGBTQ Picture Books – The Seattle Public Library

Picture Books – Mombian Blog

“14 LGBTQ-Inclusive Titles for Multicultural Children’s Book Day” – Mombian, 28 Jan. 2022

“OutWrite 2022 Presents: Queer Picture Books of 2022”
(begins 3:55) – The DC Center for the LGBT Community, 7 Aug. 2022

Apple & Sprout Crafts

Beautiful Yarn Apple Craft for Kids by Jamie Reimer

Apple Tree Craft for Toddlers  by Jamie Reimer

Handprint Apple Tree ~ Fun Fall Art Project For Kids by Brooke, Blissful Roots

Incredible You! Sprout Measuring Stick Craft by Kath Carroll, Celebrate Picture Books

Apple Stacking Cardboard Puzzle for Toddlers by @gosshyexplores

About Apples

VIDEO: How Does It Grow? Apples
The Kid Should See This: Smart Videos for Curious Minds of All Ages

Grafting Facts for Kids
Kiddle Encyclopedia: Kids Encyclopedia Facts

About Metamorphosis

VIDEO: Metamorphosis: Caterpillar to Butterfly for Children

Metamorphosis Facts for Kids
Kiddle Encyclopedia: Kids Encyclopedia Facts

NeoK12: Metamorphosis
Includes many links to video of metamorphoses.

Leaf Butterfly Craft by @ gosshyexplores

About Migration

VIDEO: Migrations: Big Animal Trips: Science for Kids
SciShow Kids, Quick, relatable information for young children

VIDEO: Decoding the Great Monarch Butterfly Migration
Joe Hanson, science for older kids, video of monarchs.

Amazing Migrations
Jacquie Fischer, Kids Discover

Caring For and Appreciating Our Home

The Nature Generation: Inspiring Environmental Stewards
Includes Green Earth Book Award, classroom programs/ activities, and STEM Seed Grants

African American Environmentalist Association: Kids Helping the Environment
Kid-friendly websites and practical actions for young environmentalists

Social Justice Books: A Teaching for Change Project: ENVIRONMENT / CLIMATE JUSTICE
Carefully selected books and lessons for all ages. Note the Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books, booklists & reviews, and Selecting and Rating Titles for Social Justice Books.

Eartheasy: Environmental Websites for Kids, by Greg Seaman

EcoKids Earth Day Canada: Take Action
Easy activities, games for a greener world

Kids For A Clean Environment (F.A.C.E.)

Kids for Saving Earth
Educational materials, posters, music and environmental curriculum

Learning for Action: Environmental Education for Kids: Three Keys to Success
Research-based guidance for designing effect environmental education

Environmental Education Virtual Field Trips for Nature Lovers
Virtual tours suggested by a young conservationist from Lakeville Nature Conservancy in Minnesota. (Thanks, Eliza! Keep up the important work for our home!)