Seeing a child’s imagination in action is truly an amazing experience. What’s even better is that you can see them learning values like recycling at the same time. That’s what Happy Dancing Turtle recently attempted to accomplish in his Halloween craft class at Pine River, which he held at Bacchus School.
Michelle Hoffs, Happy Dancing Turtle Program Coordinator, explains, “We’ve incorporated new materials and household items that we would normally throw away and let the kids create. It’s also something they can take home with them.” Did. “I mean, I was using toilet paper rolls and tin cans and paper and markers and glue. It’s something you can do.”
Happy Dancing Turtle offers programs like this craft class and monthly nature club to educate students on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling while fostering their creativity.
“The mission of Happy Dancing Turtle is to nurture good stewards of the planet. We do that through events, programs and classes that inspire wonder and empower change.” said Hoffs. “Then showing them these little things makes them think about other things they can do instead of just throwing things away.”
Happy Dancing Turtle is hosting its 17th annual Back to Basics event on February 11th. The event will host many sustainable living workshops and recyclable vendor fairs. For more information, visit his website at Happy Dancing Turtle.