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HSV Garden Challenge Starting Today!

Note: the next link up date is April 28 (10amEST).

I have decided to take on the HSV Garden Challenge I posted about the other day and today is the first day to link up.

My kids are preschoolers so we will be using Gardening Preschool Pack from Home School Creations to supplement what we are already doing using My Father's World Kindergarten Curriculum (letter recognition, sound recognition & handwriting).

Today we will review the letter "G" focusing on Garden.  This will involve reviewing the letter sound and handwriting.  We are observing a bean seed that we put in a cup of water on Tuesday.

My preschoolers have been excited to check on it everyday to see if anything new is happening.  My oldest immediately observed that the water made it "get bigger".  He is finding it hard to wait for something new to happen, but I keep reminding him that it takes time for plants to grow, just like it takes time for people.  Today we will plant a bean seed in soil and start observing it.

It is a complete joy to get to share my gardening adventures with my children, and learn from each other along the way!

Update:  Plans changed a little after we read our story.  

We read Zinnia's Flower Garden for story time & then the kids wanted to plant flowers.  Fortunately I had some Zinnia seed I had collect a couple of seasons ago so we planted Zinnia seeds instead of bean seeds.

Spontaneity is the spice of life right!?! ;D

Happy Gardening (and learning)!


  1. this is great - THANKS for joining us !!

  2. Sounds like you might be the expert to watch in this gardening challenge -- me.... not so much! Glad to be at your blog, and I'm following you now!

  3. Stef - Thanks to HSV Gardening Challenge for providing me the accountability! :)

    MusicalMary - Welcome! Thank you! Don't be afraid to ask some questions & I'll do my best to answer. :)

  4. I love how reading opens ideas up to children, good thing you are flexible enough to go with it :)


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