Posts made in April, 2017

5 Steps to Planting a Kids Vegetable Garden

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

5 Steps to Planting a Kids Vegetable Garden Gardens that Feed   Do you ever wonder where to begin when starting a Vegetable Garden with Kids? Do you wonder what questions to ask? Plants to grow? Best location? Do you know how to engage the children in gardening? Kids love the outdoors and creating a Vegetable Garden is an ideal way to teach children where food comes from and so much more. Making a Children’s Vegetable Garden is very simple. Here are a 5 Steps to get you started. Step 1. Include the kids in the planning, caring and harvesting of the garden Step 2. Ask questions: Does the...

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Beekeeping Journal: Checking the Queen

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Beekeeping Journal: Checking the Queen It has been 4 days since we opened our hive and added the queen in her separate little cage. The hope is that the worker bees will eat through the “icing” and accept the Queen bee into the hive. With much anticipation, William (age 13) opened the hive and managed to find the queen cage empty. With hundreds of bees flying around, he calmly took the empty queen cage out and also managed to get the rubber band out. Very exciting! It’s empty! Onward,...

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A Mud Kitchen Challenge: A Mud Meal that Smells

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

A Mud Kitchen Challenge A Mud Meal that Smells It has been all about Mud Kitchens around here at Outdoor Classrooms. Today we are talking about incorporating Mud Kitchen Challenges into children’s Mud Play. Although, Mud Kitchens are famous for their opportunities for open-ended play; they can also be an ideal outdoor learning station. Mud Kitchen Challenges are prompts that stretch children’s thinking. They invite children to take part in completing a series of tasks. Here is a sample that invites children to create a meal that smells. Mud Kitchen Challenge: A Mud Meal that...

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My Friday Five Garden Journal

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

My Friday Five Garden Journal 5 things that made me smile this week Monday, April 10, 2017 Love, Love, Love how the More than Mud Pies e-Course is turning out! Coming Soon!! Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Reminding myself….although the garden is just about to bloom outdoors, it is important to keep the bloom happening indoors too. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 The warm weather has allowed me to do some video work outdoors! A Kidsgardening.com challenge is to answer, “How did gardening change your life?” This led me to create my own video sharing my Garden story. Take a Peek. ...

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How did Gardening Change Your Life?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

How did Gardening Change Your Life? KidsGardening.org is celebrating Kids Gardening Month. They are inviting all to share their gardening story and asking the question, “How did Gardening Change your Life?” This was a fun exercise and brought me back to my childhood garden. Take a peek at how a small plot of garden space, that my parents gifted me as a child, ( I am sure unintentionally) influenced my life and doing what I love for a living. http://www.outdoor-classrooms.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/My-Garden-Story.mp4   Now I want to hear from you. What’s your...

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