The Garden Journey


Kale Chips – a sensory experience

Kale chips are a long time favorite, and while they can be bought pre-made and prepackaged, there is nothing difficult enough that a 3 yr old can’t help make fresh ones with you. One of the greatest things about using […]

Kale Chips

Beans

Beans and math

One easy cooking activity for children is preparing green beans for snack.  The first step is to top and tail the beans, which is a great way to teach self control as children need to resist the urge to cut […]


Bug Discovery

The teachers planned a trip to the garden for a bug discovery with our afternoon class. Teachers packed tools: scissors to cut lettuce and plastic clam shells to observe bugs. We bring paper, markers and clipboards on all our adventures, […]

Bug Discovery

Earth Day

Garden Day Earth Day

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to invite families out to our school garden to prepare the plot for the season.  Earlier in April we had spent a day preparing the soil and planting some of the cold hardy seeds, […]


Pear Tree Visit, part 1

Blossoming Before Our Eyes The April air is sweet with the smell of fruit tree blossoms. On Friday, the Children’s House science explorers set out to see how nature was blooming at our beloved, prolific pear tree! With paper and markers in hand, […]

Pear

The Garden Begins

Our first weekend at the garden this year was a lot less work than last year.  Last year we built garden beds, put in irrigation, and shoveled mountains of dirt and wood-chips. This year we were able to reap the […]


A Harvest Fair

Last Friday, we had another cross-curriculum farm to preschool experience. Children’s art abounded with our recycled supplies to build farm stands. Corks, wallpaper samples, plastic tops, wax, tissue paper, and wooden coins were among some of the plethora of choices. Children dedicated time, attention and concerted efforts to […]

Harvest fair

Green Tomato

Green Tomato Chutney at the Children’s House Cafe

Our garden has been dictating our cooking projects so far this year, providing us with produce that is ripe and ready to cook with.  However, what do you do when a cold snap is predicted, and there are still loads […]


Connecting Over New Food From our Bountiful Harvest

Our snack menu continues to follow the season as we harvest the final veggies from our garden. One creation the children made was pickled vegetables. The children worked diligently slicing radishes and white turnips with plastic knives for pickling. We talked […]


Kale Chips

Bugs and Kale Chips

Cooking the chips With fresh kale growing in the garden, Michael biked over to cut some kale leaves. Four children volunteered to wash and cut the kale. Some specialized words associated to this experiential job were “kale”, “rib”, “half”, and […]