Our first week of camp finds us in the garden. After all, many of our plant friends live here as well as in fields and meadows, up on the mountains, in the forests and even by “the wayside” all around us in the city.Read More
Our little seedlings are growing nicely and so this week we were ready for the next part of our fairy garden construction, painting garden pots. This is a great activity for kids young and old and they can make their pot as fancy or simple as they want.Read More
Our sixth week of summer camp is all about being scientists while having lots of fun!
Projects and Experiments
These projects and experiments are great ways to introduce kids to some basic scientific concepts while engaging the child in learning about the world around them.Read More
♥ Time to play with mint! ♥
Our fifth week of summer camp is all about one of my family's favorite herbs, mint!
Projects and Recipes
We have a huge mint patch in our backyard. It started years ago when I planted a little peppermint plant next to a little spearmint plant. With the passage of time they have grown and spread, intermingling into a luscious green wonder. We also have a big whiskey barrel in our yard where chocolate mint plays with a raspberry bush and pansies. The result is that I have plenty of mint to enjoy with my family. You don't need lots of mint to do these projects, just a bit will do. But if you have a lot of mint, these projects will help you and your kids enjoy it!Read More
♥ Let's play in the garden ♥
Our third week of summer camp is all about plants and bugs!
Botany & Gardening
Here are some fun ways to learn about plants, play in the garden and even raise your own "herb babies!"Read More
What kid doesn't love bugs? Butterflies, caterpillars, rollie pollies and lady bugs are some of the most treasured critters in the garden. I even know a child who has a deep love and respect for spiders. Of course not every child loves bugs yet many do and lady bugs are among the most enchanting of bugs and are very approachable for most kids.Read More
Many happy days were spent stalking bugs when I was a little child. I had an array of bug catchers and I knew where all the good places were to find a new pal. My often caught favorites were roly polies. I also sought after treasured lady bugs, butterflies and caterpillars which were hard to come by and when I would find one, I would be enchanted with my imagination completely sparked. So, can you guess what one of my favorite things to do with kids? Play with bugs of course! Many, many summer days have found my girls and I "hunting bugs" and going on "roly poly" walks with bug catchers in hand.Read More