I hope you are growing edibles in your garden with your kiddies this summer. It is so much fun growing your own food for both the big and the small. And nothing taste better than what you have grown yourself. Even growing just some fresh herbs is rewarding.
Here are a few fun ideas for you and your kids to try out in your backyard.
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Don’t you just love it when your kids show you how to play a game or do a new activity? My daughter did just that a few weeks ago, after reading and looking at a book called “Treasure Hunts” by Lenny Hort. She decided she was going to make her own treasure map.In this game she hides a treasure and draws a map.Add a comment
By Laura Geiger
Six months ago, our family of five moved from bustling Toronto to a rural eleven acres just under an hour outside of the city. In the same move, my two older children, aged four and seven, left their public alternative school and began a life of unschooling.
A simple and fun spring activity is to make a bird nest. We try to do this activity every year when we are out hiking,biking and playing in one of Toronto's park. Later in the season we will visit the nest and see if any birds did take it over this spring.Add a comment
Dandelions have many secrets. Beyond their reputation as a weed they can be turned into toys for kids and they can be eaten. I have to admit that playing with them and not eating them is how I best know dandelions.Add a comment
How I love spring, and yes, dandelions as well. For me they are a symbol of kids and childhood. Dandelions could be the last flower available in nature, saving kids play in a world where “don’t touch nature” culture has been taken away from children’s real experiences with nature. A real connection with nature happens from touching, feeling and getting dirty in nature.Add a comment