Anyone growing seeds with the kids? (and more gardening ideas)

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Anyone growing seeds with the kids? (and more gardening ideas)

Natural dyes for Easter egg coloring and family gardening ideas...
kidsgardening.org |

I found this.
Gardening with Children - Eartheasy.com Solutions for Sustainable Living

This site has loads of great suggestions (right hand column) and a free download pdf file that is good on growing beans!
Grow a bean plant - Great Grub Club

Growing cress:
The Imagination Tree: Growing Cress Heads and Cress Initials!

Sunflowers houses and more...
Harvesting and Eating Sunflower Seeds | Natural Learning Initiative

Free Plant coloring sheets:
Plant colouring sheets (SB2332) - SparkleBox

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Thanks Gardenbug! Smile

We planted our tomato and pepper seeds indoors this past weekend. DS was really excited for it. I also put flower seeds in with their easter basket so we'll be planting those after Easter.

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Good idea on the seeds in their baskets, Mel! Maybe you should add radishes or beans, something quick!

Can they identify a few birds? Around here the robins and blue jays are making lots of music!

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Any other ideas on what grows fast? The entire family hates radishes and I'm the only one who likes beans so I wasn't going to grow them this year.

They love listening for the sound of birds but haven't been interested in what different ones are called. We have a lot of robins around here. We had a blue jay family for a while, haven't seen them recently though. We also have a couple cardinals that will be flying back our direction soon. Then there are these small little brown/white birds that I've never looked up. My mother was very much into birds. I like them but not a hobby of mine I guess! Smile

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There are children's books on birds. Maybe your library carries them? We learned right along with our kids. Years later, DD even taught ornithology for a while!
Here's one idea: Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides): Mel Boring: 9781559716246: Amazon.com: Books

Here's a site for plants: Ten Great Plants for Children to Grow - About Your Library - Bedfordshire's Virtual Library

I started 8 kinds of tomatoes this year! they have all come up quickly and will need nursing along for a while. I'm lucky that I have plant lights.