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Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids

Autumn Leaves

This page introduces books and fun activities that will help your child to understand why leaves change color and learn that leaves have some things in common with humans.

Gardening with Kids

Caring for Indoor Plants with Young Children

Even as the weather gets cold, we can still enjoy plants with our little ones. Click here to discover how to help your young child be successful in caring for indoor plants independently. You will learn how to set up the materials needed and show your young child how to dust, prune, identify, and water indoor plants

Gardening with Kids

Create Frozen Luminarias

Frozen luminaries are both fun and beautiful to create. This article will give you suggestions on using materials you may have around the house and in your winter garden to create a frozen luminary.

Gardening with Kids

Harvest Time with Kids!

It’s time to get the kids in your life ready for harvesting all of the bounty around us.  Whether you’ve been tending plants all summer or want to visit any number of “pick your own” locations in our area, harvesting is a great way to connect children to produce right where it grows.

Gardening with Kids

Junior Winter Garden Detectives

Do you know a child who has wondered where all the garden creatures live in the winter in Minnesota? Help that child become a Junior Winter Garden Detective by gathering clues, using some scientific techniques and then searching outside to solve this chilly mystery.

Gardening with Kids

Let’s Learn About Evergreens!

December is a month when evergreens are seen everywhere—indoors and out! Wreaths and decorated trees fill homes and public spaces, and the fallen leaves on deciduous trees makes conifers even more prominent in our Minnesota forests. This is a great season for growing sprouts and older folks alike to look a little closer at the evergreens around us, to learn which details to look for, and to identify our native trees.

Gardening with Kids

Planting Seeds with Children

Kids love to plant seeds, and it’s a great way to show them the joys of gardening. Now’s the time to get seeds started for indoor and outdoor growing.

Gardening with Kids

Seeds of Wonder - Planting Seeds with Children

There’s a sense of wonder from all ages when a small seed becomes a plant before our very eyes.

Gardening with Kids

What Are Plants Doing in Winter?

Read this delightful article with your children about how plants survive winter. How are plants like animals in their amazing self-preservation strategies? Engage in the fun and education experiments with the child in your life.

Gardening with Kids

Where Do Monarch Butterflies Go in the Winter?

Isn’t it fun to watch colorful butterflies fly from one plant to another in our summer gardens? But what happens to butterflies when the weather gets cold? Read about where Monarch butterflies live in the winter and why they choose that spot. Enjoy fun activities with the child in your life and butterflies.

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