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Happy Earth Day 2012

We had a wonderful discussion about Earth Day and the environment, during the third week of April. Children shared useful information they have been learning at school and home. We finally came to the question - Can we make a difference? The answer, "Yes, we can if everyone does a little bit! We start now and that is a promise"!

Here is a collection of artworks created by the children during these two weeks and we have more coming!
Tarini loves gardens and enjoys drawing and painting flowers! 6 year old

Zev enjoys writing along with his creations!
He is fascinated with amazing images he could create, using circles
and he's always coming up with more! 6 year old

Gitali loves that her earth looks cute! 5 year old

Mehar wanted to show that, out of all the planets out there,
OUR EARTH is the best! - 5 year old

Mehr loves mountains, trees, water and wildflowers - Nature at its best! - 7 year old

Rania feels that earth needs to be protected from the aliens! 5 year old

Earth is a precious gift! "Love and protect it" says Rhea. - 11 year old

"I love flowers the most" says Sana. Such beautiful flowers they are! - 5 year old

Suhaani has created the most beautiful rainbow umbrella for our earth!
Isn't that gorgeous!! - 5 year old
 What's become of our earth today!
~ Excellent artwork by Anirudh Dubey -11 year old

If we protect our environment, the other planets too would appreciate and become our fans!
Suhanee's excellent creation for the earth day! - 8 year old

Amara, loves trees and water and everything on earth! - 5 year old 

Ananya's 'Happy Earth Day' artwork! - 8 year old

Aradhana wanted to include the festivals celebrated in other countries! - 7 year old

Cherry's cheerfully takes part in all the activities and this is her
quick idea for 'I love earth' contest! -7 year old
Let us all take part! Devika, 10 year old

Dhriti feels that the water and trees are very precious on our earth! - 6 year old

Dhriti loves all things beautiful. A picnic, butterflies, gardens and many more!
Her ideas keep flowing along with descriptions! - 5 year old

Diya is a new comer at our 'Art with Children' studio.
Here is one of her first original artworks! Fabulous for the earth day topic! - 8 year old


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