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Growing A Pizza Garden

Growing A Pizza Garden

16/05/2013

Growing A Pizza Garden This is a great article from Sixty Second Parent, it gives a proper lesson plan on how to use maths, science, human geography and literacy. The children have to measure out and shape their pizza shaped garden using everyday bits of equipment, so the setting up and planting uses lots of skills. They then have to tend the plants and finally the fun bit... Harvesting their crop from a pizza shaped garden to make their pizza! In cooler parts of the ...

Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden

30/04/2013

Fairy Garden We love this idea, originally from letslassothemoon.com, you can make it anywhere, this garden is in a bucket. They can use their imagination and plant seeds or use rocks and other plants in the garden. You could consider making the fairies yourselves, or just using lego/toy fairies/or toy soldiers. We found instructions here. ...

Make a Golden Dandelion Crown

Make a Golden Dandelion Crown

31/05/2012

Make a Golden Dandelion Crown We couldn't resist adding this idea which we found over at  Nature Detectives. It makes a change from your usual daisychain and is perfect headgear for the summer! Get picking those dandelions!  You can find the instructions  here....

Backyard Grow Your Own Dinner Project

Backyard Grow Your Own Dinner Project

12/01/2010

Backyard Grow Your Own Dinner Project   Jo Watts is a childminder in Nottingham. She cares for pre-school and older children, and lives in a typical city home with a backyard. She is very interested in helping the children to get involved in growing but without a large garden and only a paved area to work with, she needed to get a bit creative.   In 2008 she applied to a small grant scheme run by her local Early Years Unit with her idea called "Grow Your Own Dinner". Th...

Make A Stack-a-box Pond

Make A Stack-a-box Pond

12/01/2010

Make A Stack A Box Pond   Ponds are brilliant things for gardeners. They encourage a range of wildlife to come into your garden which might otherwise not be there. Minibeasts which help to eat your garden pests, which are beautiful to look at, and are fascinating for children to study. If you're lucky enough to encourage a frog or toad into your pond, they can help with your slug population, and birds will appreciate the water too.   However for most people in an ordina...

Paddling For Potatoes

Paddling For Potatoes

12/01/2010

Paddling For Potatoes   Potatoes are a great crop to grow with children, because they are easy to grow and can be grown in a wide variety of containers as well as in the ground. But when it comes to harvesting the potatoes, how creative can you really get? Well, Jo Watts, a childminder from Nottingham, came up with a novel way to bring lots of fun play into their potato harvest. Jo and her children grew their potatoes in a tall potato bag, which can be bought...

Planting Runner Beans At Orleton School

Planting Runner Beans At Orleton School

12/01/2010

Planting Runner Beans At Orleton Primary School   Orleton School is a primary school in rural Herefordshire. The school recently became a flagship school for the Food For Life programme. As a flagship school the children are very involved with their food, growing some fruits and vegetables for the school kitchen, learning how to make healthy snacks, joining in a cookery club, and visiting local farms.   In 2009 a local theatre company performed Jack and ...

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