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Week 7 - In The Garden Activity Guide

In every gardener is a child who loves to play with dirt.  In every child is a gardener ready to grow.

Bu & Perridak Under 2s

 Sensory gardening exploration; introduce a low lever flowerbed, filled with soil, add spades, spoons and watering cans for them to explore with and with the children add herbs such as lavender, mint, rosemary for them to safely explore and investigate


Go-Yin 2 to 3 years

Garden vegetable printing; Using the off cuts to the vegetable – carrot top, celery heart (base), capsicum top or slice of potato, print with paint to create and decorate your vegetable garden sign


Ngurr-Ngurr 3 to 6 years

Grass sock head; 
Using an old sock add a handful of grass seeds inside, then fill the sock with soil until nice and round.  Tie the base of the sock to stop leaks.  Decorate with a face, water and place in sunlight, when the grass grows – give your sock head a haircut.


Mon-Garrk Primary school

Vegetable growing;
Using an egg container fill each section with soil, collect the seeds from the vegetable sin the fridge – capsicum, tomatoes and cucumber and add a couple of these to each section.  Water daily once sprouted cut the sections apart and plant these in the garden.


Djila-Tjarri Exercise time

Gardening Yoga; Encourage the children to spend time in the garden, whilst out these enjy some specific gardening yoga poses whilst pretending to be what they can see;

Pretend to be a tree (tree pose), pretend to be a frog (squat pose), pretend to be a seed (child’s pose), pretend to be a butterfly (cobbler’s pose), pretend to be a flower (flower pose). 


Family-Friendly Recipe Idea:

Vegetable soup

Ingredients 

  •  1 potato
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 zucchini  
  • 3 celery sticks 
  • ½ butternut squash
  • 400g tin chopped tomato 
  • Vegetable stock cube 
  • Water 
  • 2Tbsp oil

Method 

  • Peel and chop all the vegetables
  • In a pan Sautee the onion with the oil for 2-3 mins
  • Add the vegetables stock cube and 500mls water stir and allow to simmer for 20 mins
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Add water if to thick – to preferred consistency 

Optional extra; If preferred liquidise soup for a smooth consistency. Serve with warm garlic bread or crusty roll 

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