Daycare. Childcare. School Garden
Gardening is one of the best summer activities to do with children. Gardening with children helps them with life skills: learning about the fruits or vegetables, helping to cultivate what they eat, learning the cycle of food, learning the variety of foods, how to care for them and ultimately acquiring the taste for them. Watching crops grow is a gift from mother nature.
Journey with us…
- sow seeds in small pots
- seedlings emerge
- transfer from small pots to the garden bed
As the crops grow children learn to care for them. A roster can be used to allow all children to water the plants, as many children love a watering hose.
Same garden bed – weeks apart
We plant a variety of crops.
- Thyme, Scallion, Kale & Bok Choy
- Potato in containers
- Okra & Beans
- Tomatoes – These tomatoes were planted by the birds or compost. We saw them growing and, we cared for them, soon they were budding and now, we are reaping from the three plants at the front of the yard.
- Autumn Squash
- Zucchini is our favored vegetable and we plant these yearly. We love roasting, baking and making casseroles with them.
Some of our biggest zucchini ever.
Harvesting leads to teachable moments where children do more investigative study and analysis as they dissect and peel away layers.
Later when the crops are harvested it becomes lunch.
Here is Heru cutting up some swiss chards. My kids love being in the kitchen with me. I learnt to cook when I was eight years old. I am passing the legacy to my children. I believe in helping them acquire life long skills that will ultimately aide them in the future.
Make fun summer memories in the school garden with your kids( children) …Miss Sue:)