Did you know this is the Week of the Young Child?
In honor of this, I am going to use this week to blog about some activities we do in our house with our kids. Besides, I never want to miss an opportunity to exploit my kids!
The boys are 3 1/2 years apart so our activities need to range from pre-K level to 1st grade level or they need to be adaptable across the age range. Hopefully, I'll remember to share something every day!
Last weekend we had a new Home Depot open just about 2 miles from our house. And the weather was beautiful so we decided to get some stuff for our garden and lawn and get the spring season underway.
Sam spotted the seeds (to plant) and there was a whole bunch of VeggieTale branded vegetable seeds and wanted to buy some.
Now,who am I to say "no" to that?! VeggieTales? Who doesn't love the VeggieTales? And if it gets the kids to eat their veggies -- the marketing is genius!
He picked out the peas and I thought they would be nice and easy to plant and grow.
We got home and the boys planted the seeds.
And watered them.
We kept them on our kitchen window sill for the week and checked their progress daily.
This weekend, we decided they were big enough to replant.
The weather wasn't as nice so we replanted them in the garage.
The boys love going out and checking their progress. This is one activity that you can certainly adapt to different skill levels. Afterall, it's just playing in the dirt, right?
We had to take them in over night because it got quite cold last night. We're expecting the weather to get warmer again tomorrow and will put them on our back deck -- lots of sunshine and easily visible so we remember to water them!
So, fingers crossed that we'll get some actual peas!