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.

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Founder, Publisher, Writer & Editor at Carrots Are Orange, Inc.
Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and
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  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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