The Garden Journey


The Apple Tree

In our yard lives a 120 year old apple tree. The lower branches have been worn smooth by 2 decades of children who love to try their climbing skills. One branch is at the perfect angle for children to climb […]


Garden

Winter Planting in the Garden of Children’s House

Our New Garden Thanks to a grant from the City of Boulder Health Equity Fund, Children’s House was able to begin on its project of bringing vegetable growing to our front door.  Despite having very little space around our property, […]


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 […]