Earth day reminds us that this is the only planet we have, and so we need to take good care of it. We were thinking about the things we can do to help our beautiful planet. Here is what we came up with.
Recycling is a great way to help the earth. It can save energy, water, and natural resources.
Recycling is easy! Water bottles, cans, glass jars are things that we all can recycle instead of throwing in the garbage. You can also recycle paper products, like old school papers, junk mail, old magazines, and cardboard boxes. These things are sorted and sold to different factories to be cleaned and made into new products!
Reduce the amount of things that need to be recycled. Why use plastic water bottles that you use once, then throw away? You can buy a water bottle that you can re-fill. That way you can use it over and over. You can buy water bottles that are stainless steel, glass or plastic.
Pack your lunch in a lunch box instead of using plastic or paper bags that you have to throw away each time. Inside the lunch box you can put your food in reusable containers instead of throw away plastic bags.
Our air gets polluted and dirty. Plants use the energy of the sun to make oxygen and clean up the air. You could plant flowers, vegetables, fruit bushes, or even a tree. Trees can live a REALLY long time. Some trees are hundreds of years old, so they would clean up the air and make oxygen all that time!
You and your family could go on a walk and pick up any litter that you see. Then you could recycle it!
If we use less water it helps keep our earth healthy. It takes a lot of energy to treat the water that we use in our houses. If we all use less, there will be more for everyone else. An easy way to use less water is to turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth. Turn it back on when you’re done to rinse your toothbrush and get a drink. Another way to use less water is to take a shorter shower. Your parents will also be happy because they’ll be saving money on the water bill!
Get outside and enjoy our beautiful Earth!
GEMS, We hope you like these ideas for Earth Day. We love nature! So, we are going try to do these things all the time.Then every day will be Earth Day! If You have any other ideas for Earth Day, please share them in the comments.
Hey GEMS! Have You ever tried to keep a secret?
It’s really hard! Sometimes it’s your own secret, and sometimes it’s someone else’s secret that you need to keep. We’re not the best at keeping secrets, so we wrote this article to help get better at it!
How to Keep a Secret:
Knowing a secret can be both fun and hard. You should be honored that someone trusts you enough to tell you a secret, but be careful. You don’t want to lose their trust. You may also be keeping your own secret, which can be hard too!
If someone tells you they have a secret to tell you, ask how long you will need to keep the secret. Decide if you want to know it or not. You might want to if it’s just for a short time — that’s way easier than keeping a secret forever. If you don’t want to keep a secret, you should probably just tell them, “Sorry, but no, thank you.” They will understand if you explain that you’re not good at keeping secrets.
I know a secret!
If you decide to hear their secret, it’s going to be HARD! You’ll probably want to tell someone else. That would not be good. Because you promised to keep the secret! You try not to think about it, but it’s all you can think about!!! One thing that might help is to tell your favorite Beanie Boo the secret. Make sure you are all alone, and no one else can hear as you whisper the secret in it’s ear.
“I must tell someone!”
That might not work for you, because you want to tell a real person – not a stuffed animal. Another idea is to tell the secret to yourself in a mirror. That way you’ll feel like you’re telling a real person. BUT be very careful to make sure you are all alone, and whisper the secret real quietly!
“I don’t know anything. Really, I don’t!”
Sometimes other people try to get you to tell the secret. It might even be a fun secret, and they know that something is up. They want to know for sure, so they try to get details from you. Be careful! The best thing to do is pretend you don’t know anything. Otherwise … oops! … you may accidentally tell the secret without meaning to!
“Should I ever tell a secret?”
If the secret is something dangerous, and you’re afraid that someone could get hurt, then you should tell an adult the secret. Your parents are great at keeping secrets. They will make sure that no one gets hurt.
GEMS, we hope these ideas help you the next time you need to keep a secret. If you have any other ways that help you keep secrets, share them in the comments!
Hey GEMS! Are you enjoying Spring as much as we are?
Spring is so much FUN! We’re always happy to say good-bye to the cold weather of winter, and hello to the warm days of Spring.
In Spring everything comes alive. The grass turns green. Trees get leaves. Flowers start to bloom! We got to thinking about all of the fun things you can do in Spring, and wanted to share them with you!
1. Plant spring flowers – Pansies are great for for spring, because even if you have a cold day with frost or snow – it doesn’t hurt them! They don’t mind a little cold. A lot of stores will have them for sale. Just put them in the ground, or in a pot and they will brighten your day. We think Pansies look like they have little faces on them. Do you think so too?
2. Pick a bouquet of spring flowers. Be sure to ask if it’s OK first.
3. Have a picnic. Pack up a lunch and eat it outside. You could even do this in your own backyard!
4. “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” Have you ever heard this saying? Don’t be sad if it’s a rainy day. All of the rain in April makes the flowers bloom even more in May!
5. Yes, it does rain a lot in Spring. That’s OK. Put on your raincoat, and rubber boots. It’s FUN to splash in puddles!
6. Rainbow! After it gets done raining, see if you can find the rainbow.
7. Decorate your room for spring. Turn your room into an outdoor wonderland. Draw Spring Pictures. Here are some things you could draw:
8. Go for an adventure walk with an adult. See how many flowers you can find, and which trees have leaves or flowers. See which yards have the grass turning green. What has changed in your neighborhood since winter?
9. Ride your bike or scooter. It will feel great to get out in the fresh air and ride after you’ve spent a lot of time inside over the winter.
10. Go to the park. Have fun on the playground! Swing, climb, and ride the teeter totter with a friend. It’s Spring! Have Fun!
We hope you get to do some of these fun things for Spring. We want to know what is your favorite thing about Spring? Tell us in the comments.
Happy 14th Birthday to the best big sister ever! We love you. xo, Mercedes & Evangeline. ?? Wish Giselle Happy Bday in the comments!
Your BFF’s birthday is coming up and you want to buy a special present, but you have no money! No one knows your friend like you! So even if you don’t have any money, you can still give an awesome gift! Here are five super ideas.
Have an adult help you bake some yummy cupcakes. Then decorate them with frosting and sprinkles. Use your friend’s favorite color for the frosting to make the cupcakes extra special.
#2. Candy Card!
Fold a piece of paper in half to make a special card. Use small candies to write happy birthday. Use glue to attach gum, and suckers to the outside of the card. Leave the wrappers on so she can eat the candy! On the inside tell about all the special things you love about your BFF!
Invite your friend to a sleepover at your house. Eat pizza! Watch Movies! Sing Songs! Do all of your BFF’s favorite things!
Give your BFF a mani pedi!
Make a special Musical.ly for your BFF!
Hey GEMS! We hope you enjoyed these free birthday present ideas. If you have more free birthday gift ideas, share them in the comments!
Hey GEMS! This Saturday is April Fool’s Day! We just LOVE to play pranks on each other. If You love to play pranks too, here are some awesome ones you can pull on your friends and family!
1. Back-Pack Surprise
In our family Mercedes is the biggest prankster. Here’s a really funny one she pulled on Evangeline. As they were getting ready to leave for school, Mercedes put a huge stack of underwear into Evangeline’s backpack.
When Evangeline got to class and opened her back-pack, her eyes nearly popped out of her head when she saw that it was filled with underwear! She shut it real quick, but not before her friends saw what was inside. At first she was embarrassed, but then everyone, including Evangeline, was cracking up about Mercedes’ crazy prank.
2. Minty Oreo Cookies
Evangeline likes to pull pranks on her sisters too. Here is a fun one she pulled on Giselle.
Evangeline took an Oreo cookie out of the package. She opened the cookie, and used a butter-knife to scrape off all the frosting. Then she squirted mint flavored tooth-paste on the cookie, and smoothed it with the butter knife.
Then she took the cookie to Giselle and said, “Mom said we can have a snack. I brought you a cookie.”
Giselle was excited, cuz she loves Oreos! She took a big bite, and gagged. “This is horrible! I don’t think mint goes with Oreos!”
“It’s a prank! You can spit it out!” Evangeline said, and handed her a real cookie.
Is wearing the same old boring clothes in your closet making you sad? Would you like to have new spring clothes, but don’t have money to go shopping? With a little work, and some imagination, you can make your old clothes look new again!
Giselle is going out with her friends. She doesn’t want to wear this same old dress again because she has worn it a LOT, and her friends will probably have new spring clothes.
How can she make her old clothes look new?
1. Dress it up with accessories.
A simple way to make old clothes look new again is with accessories. Giselle added a scarf and belt to totally change her look! She finished it off with a cute pair of boots, and bracelets.
2. Mix and Match
Old clothes feel new when you mix and match them to create an awesome outfit you’ve never worn before! Giselle made this same dress look like a skirt by putting a pink sweater on top. Then she pushed the sleeves back to make it look like short sleeves. Finally, she layered a jean jacket vest on top of everything. Necklaces and Converse finish off the look. No one will even think this skirt is the same dress she wore before!
3. Layer with a sweater, jacket, or vest.
Giselle covered up her dress with a bright orange vest, and added a chunky necklace as an accent. Her roman sandals complete the look. Now Giselle is happy that she can so many different looks with that one dress.
4. Clean it up!
You might have an outfit that looks old or dirty. Sometimes, just tossing it in the washing machine will do the trick. The color will be brighter, it will smell good and the stain from your chocolate ice cream will be gone! Also, you can roll a lint remover over your clothes to get rid of dust, hairs or lint. It’s easy and kind of fun!
5. Give it a fun makeover!
Time to get creative! You can get ask a parent to help you give your old clothing a makeover. Here are some ideas:
Can you come up with other creative ways to make your old clothes feel new again? Share them in the comments. We can’t wait to hear from you!
We were so lucky because we got invited to a special screening of the new movie Boss Baby. And DreamWorks had a super fun party before the movie. We even got to meet Boss Baby! Check out our cute outfits. We dressed like a boss!
Boss Baby is such an awesome movie. It is so funny. We LOL’d sooooo much! We don’t want to spoil it but it is baby and puppy cuteness overload. We hope you get to see it. Thanks DreamWorks for such a fun day. ❤️
Do you want to see Boss Baby? ?? Tell us in the comments.
Hey Guys! We just got a new PopJam account. PopJam is a new social media app for ages 7-12 where you get to make your own art and take lots of fun quizzes. We love this app so much. Follow us so we can follow you back. Username= GEMSisters We can’t wait to see your awesome art.
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Giselle got vanilla and strawberry cheesecake.
Mercedes got dark chocolate and chocolate chip.
Evangeline decided to get double dark chocolate and spumoni!!!
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Tell us in the comments!!!