Our garden has developed into so much more than a space for growing food – here are some of our favorite activities currently. And for those not able to get outside, some of these can easily be adapted for indoor play. Enjoy!
-Painting dried leaves with watercolors
-Collecting (and eating cherry tomatoes) always a favorite
-Balancing on tires
-Looking for the moon (still a favorite)
-Painting (with markers) rocks to decorate the garden, made with letters and numbers, and he points out the colors
Do you like our table and chairs?! 😉 We love repurposing what we already have.
-Shell table – currently matching and playing; will work up to doing patterns
A Garden Education Gurú, Judy, who I met while working with school gardens in California, introduced me to Christmas Lima Beans, amongst many other heirloom seeds and tips for working with kids in the garden setting. How grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with her!
I have always thought of these seeds as magic beans and keep a few in my pocket in case I have the chance to pass them on to someone else who might plant them. So…. Just ask next time we see each other!
In Puerto Rico I have grown and collected a great amount and replanted the seeds. ‘Baby’ G likes to help shell and sort them…and sometimes they spill all overall and then we race to pick them up.
Once the child is old enough to keep out of mouth:
🌱 Planting the seeds / put in soil / may be fun for child to “plant and replant” in soil