1. Borrow. Contact a local grocery store
that uses large paper grocery bags. See if the manager will let you
"borrow" enough bags so that each student in your school can
decorate one. Grocers usually get these bags in "bundles" of 500.
2. Decorate. Have students at school
decorate the bags with pictures of the earth, environmental messages, the
name of your school, etc. Be creative! DO NOT allow students to write their
last names on any bags.
3. Deliver. A couple of days before Earth
Day you and/or your students return the decorated bags to the grocery store
- with many thanks to the manager! The store then distributes these bags
(full of groceries) to happy and amazed shoppers on Earth Day.