Kids & Gardening

A few weeks ago we had an Earth Day Party.

spring surprise

I was a little disappointed that the “plant a seed” activity didn’t execute as I had hoped. The kids found the bush beans seeds and scatted them throughout our yard and into the sensory bins.

spring surprise

Yesterday I finally started to clean up the piles of soil and sensory bin craziness. I grabbed my sons and their gardening tools and we all started to clean up the “mess” when suddenly my 3 year old noticed a bean had expanded and sprouted…

spring surprise

…so we kept digging to find critters, a corn kernel that had grown a bud, the potatoes had flowered, the skin of a black bean that had nearly popped off and…

spring surprise

…the long lost bush beans. Our Spring Surprise. The contents of our sensory tubs took life a bit further.

spring surprise

The experience had unfolded exactly as it should have…and my sons were there to feel it.

Thanks for choosing to read this post today.


  1. lucy says

    We planted collards with our daughter sometime in February and our dog too the planter and scattered the collard seeds. I was able to save some and put them in planters. A few weeks we had lots of rain and lo and behold the collards that our dog scattered were growing faster than the ones in the pots. Last week we ate from them. It’s great to find nice surprises such as the ones you and your sons found above.! Happy Gardening.

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