Kids went back to school this week and will be back in the school garden next week. Yahoo! Anyone else as excited as I am?
It’s a great day to be in the garden I tell you, and this year, we’re involving the kindergarteners a lot more than we did previous. They’ve proved themselves. They’re weed warriors, happy harvesters… Why, they’re downright garden extraordinaires! And what kindergartener doesn’t like to color?
None I know. So I’ve whipped up a few coloring pages for the kids, complete with fill-in the blank veggie names. Next I’ll put together some word finds and connect the dots pages and then come the quizzes. (I’m sorry but these kids are SMART.) There’s no reason we can’t throw a few quizzes into the mix for fun, is there? I mean, quizzes are fun.
Ask my elementary kids–they’ll tell you. F-U-N spells fun. Yessiree Bob I can see we’re going to have a GREAT year in the garden. And what will we plant to begin? Well, after the weeding and amending of soil, we’re going to plant pumpkins. Three “hip-hip-hoorays” and a twirl and a jump–these kids are going to grow their own pumpkins!
And then they’ll carving them, bake them, and save their seeds. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Sure does. So how about you join us? You’ll find everything you need right here. Then stay tuned! School garden resumes next week. 🙂 In the meantime, for those of you who want a head start on the coloring deal, check the Kid Buzz section of my blog.