Today is the final link up for the HSV Garden Challenge. It has been fun to be intentional about involving the kids in the garden and watch the kids soak in all they see, do, hear and taste. Speaking of taste, we ate our first garden produce this week, lettuce, and my oldest was thrilled that we had grown our own food and were finally getting to eat it. :)
Our studies over the last month were mostly focused on life cycles as we watched Painted Lady caterpillars transform into butterflies. We also learned that sometimes sickness ends in death when our first butterfly was unable to fully emerge from the chrysalis and its wings never opened up. The remaining 4 butterflies emerged safely and we released them on a warm day about a week later. We were all amazed at how quickly they took off and disappeared from sight!
|Zinnias planted outside in May.|
We finished up our My Father's World studies with the letters Q and Y last week, but look forward to continuing our informal garden studies over the summer. My oldest and I would like to research what we can plant next year to attract butterflies to our yard. It will be a fun project to do together. :D
Do you have plans to continue your garden education this summer? I'd love to hear about it.
Happy Gardening (and Learning)! :)