This week’s spotlight features Mill Creek Natureplay Preschool. This location has been a member of the Schoolyard Gardens program for a little over a year, but had gardened independently prior to joining. Over the past year, they’ve battled construction work on their playground making their gardens inaccessible, and like many sites, had to shutdown their […]
Summer Recipes: Cooking With Little Ones
Cooking with toddlers and preschoolers can take patience, time and probably more of a clean up effort then you always have energy for. The numerous outcomes and benefits of allowing little ones to experience cooking though, can make the whole mess of an experience well worth it! Benefits of Cooking with Little Ones: Promotes adventurous […]
Pre-Gardening Activities with Preschoolers!
I should whisper this in case I jinx it, but I think spring and warmer weather have finally arrived! To get our preschools excited to be back in the garden, I visited a few over the past couple weeks to do some pre-spring garden activities. At Country Kids and El Centro, we brought gardening […]
Preschools Get Growing!
Spring is in the air, and before you know it schools will be back gardening in their Schoolyard Gardens! This week I visited with a few of our Schoolyard Garden Preschools to get them excited and thinking about planting in their gardens again. At Richardson ELC in KCMO we read books about the garden and […]
Preschool Spotlight! The Rainbow Schoolyard Garden
The following entry was submitted by Elizabeth Mckinney from the Rainbow School in KCMO, which has been a member of the Schoolyard Program since 2009. Ms Elizabeth is a parent and garden manager of the gardens spends a lot of her time weeding, watering and creating teachable moments in the garden for the students. It’s […]