Growing food with kids in their early years has the ability to create a mindset about food that will stay with them for years to come. Where food comes from and how it is grown is a learning experience that every child should have access to. Growing vegetables with kids can be an eye opening … Continue reading Growing food in kindergartens
Welcome to the Mushroom State of Origin. Nothing like a mushroom growing challenge to get kids excited about growing food! Join us and other schools around Australia for a mushroom growing challenge. Junction Park State School in QLD and Cudgee Valley Public School in NSW and Bonbeach Primary School in Vic all share the vision … Continue reading Mushroom Growing Challenge
When you believe in food education and environmental issues you force yourself to keep on going, to make a difference to help be part of the change. We need to un-busy our kids lives so that they have time to get into nature, enjoy it, explore it, be part of it, in order to respect it!
We waited, waited and waited until the day came when we were told to write the garden program for grade 5/6 students under the science curriculum. Almost 4yrs of volunteering in the garden and we are now super excited to be joining the senior students in the garden 3 times a week. What a thrill for us! At first they thought 'yeh yeh garden this and that' after 5 mins of the first class, they now run out the door to get their workbooks and get stuck into it!
Leadership in schools requires a lot of courage and when it is taking on the responsibility of caring for animals, the leadership must be done correctly. Our new chicken monitor shows great skills in caring for the chickens and gently guides other students to care for them with her. She shows the younger students how to feed them, collect eggs, hold them and most importantly how to enjoy the quiet time.
Sometimes kids love to get a little messy. Introducing new materials to them can be lots of fun, especially when it is something they would normally associate with eating. Potatoes are a great alternative for getting kids to think outside the usual craft medias. You will need good solid spuds to make a stamp and … Continue reading potato stamping for easter
Seed Bomb making is our favorite! make, create, throw it and grow it! lots of little lessons for the kids to embrace and the best bit...... they are rewarded with flowers & food! This workshop is a fun, hands on messy task, but greatly rewarding for all involved. Parents often love the task of creating … Continue reading Seed Bomb making with kids
Working with the kids to help them create a wearable crown on their head had them feeling, smelling and looking at different textures from leaves, sticks, herbs all that were in fresh form but also the wonder that that came when using the same in dried form.