2011年5月15日日曜日

a garden education

Usually while I garden the girls just play. Or help. Or try to help while playing and get under my feet...

But today I decided to try a scavenger hunt as Meg wanted to study something. The kid would go to school seven days a week if she could!

So I made up a scavenger hunt for the garden. It's too early in the season to have a lot to look at but we managed ok. I had made little labels for the seedlings in advance.


The girls at work.

And the work?


The top line says 'what does it taste like?' and they drew happy/ sad faces depending on what they thought of the flavour of the herbs.

Then they drew the seedlings and finally they each had a planter to fill up with soil and choose seeds to plant and then note what they planted. I gave lots of writing space for lots of different seeds but they both chose to plant only one thing- Amy, lettuce and Meg, peas.

It was quite fun and took quite a while to get through as they had to search and read the labels to find each plant as well.

I've already had requests for more 'studying'.

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

I love that picture of the girls! : )

What a fun thing for you to have them do. No wonder they'd like to do it again. : )

Coffeegrljp さんのコメント...

This is a great idea! Can't wait to use this when our girls get bigger! The other day Sophie was "helping" to pick peas and decided to start "planting" the next crop by scattering handfuls all over the ground. :-)