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Read & Seed Program


July 25, 2013

Program Locations:

 Incredible Edibles

Gardening: Transplant vegetable seedlings, taking note of their different parts

Moving: Learn about plant parts and play “gardener says”

Creative: Make “Incredible Edibles”, edible sculptures using all 6 different plant parts

Reading: Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds


Rain Party

Gardening: Water the garden

Moving: Make a rainstorm just by using your body

Cooking: Make a fresh salsa with water vegetables!

Reading: Read Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld


Minty Fresh

Gardening: Transplant basil, mint, anise hyssop, and lemon balm into the garden

Moving:  Learn to “meet” different mints and test each others knowledge by playing the “herb game”

Cooking: Make refreshing minty drinks

Reading:  Mint Tea in Morocco by Geoff Ellsworth 


Garden of Happiness

Gardening: Direct seed carrots, beans, and other tasty veggies into the garden and make signs for

Moving: Take a sensory tour of the garden and play the “seed to flower” game

Cooking: Create a “seed to flower’ garden, including ingredients just planted in the garden

Reading: The Garden of Happiness by Erica Tamar


Soil Alive

Gardening: Amend the soil with compost and natural fertilizers and plant nitrogen fixing cover crops

Moving: Learn about decomposition and gently handle and examine worms

Creative: Make a worm and their underground ecosystem out of clay

Reading: In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grisby


Summer Flowers

Gardening: Transplant pollinator-attracting flowers in the garden

Moving: Learn about pollinators and then play pollinator tag

Cooking: Make a refreshing fruit, flower, and honey salad

Reading: The Magic School Bus: Inside a Beehive by Joanna Cole