Kids & Gardening

A few weeks ago we had an Earth Day Party.

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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.

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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…

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…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…

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

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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.
Marnie