In our daughter's school, it's a tradition to give little goody bags to the other toddlers after a birthday celebration. Although it's a nice tradition, we feel that our daughter already has too many toys (thank you doting grandparents, uncles, and aunties!) and we're worried she might not appreciate the things she has. So, when it was time for her second birthday celebration, we decided that our goody bags will contain gardening supplies scaled down to a toddler's little hands - the Kinder Garden!
Each toddler received a recycle bag filled with Serbajadi Vegetables Seeds, small packets of the Serbajadi Multipurpose Potting Mixture, few scoops, biodegradable pots, and a set of stickers for decoration. We brought an extra set of the Kinder Garden for the class to work with together, strictly after the birthday cake, of course!
We put a big pot of the potting mixture in the middle of the table and each toddler was given a biodegradable pot to fill with it their scoops. Once the pots were filled to three quarters, we opened a packet of Serbajadi Brinjal Seeds and let each child pinch some and put them in their own pots. The children were tasked with passing the seeds around and taking only a few each.
Next, we passed around a spray can filled with water for the toddlers to moisten the soil around the seeds. This was a big hit with the class! They loved spraying water in the pots and also on each other and themselves! We recommend doing this activity outside for maximum enjoyment and minimum mess!
After the water fun, it was time to cover the seeds with a bit more potting mixture to keep them nice and snug. Last but not least, each child could pick and choose the stickers they wanted to put on their pots to make them nice and colourful.
At the end of the activity, the pots were lined up outside the classroom in a place with enough sun and shade for them to grow well. For the next few weeks, the teachers reminded the students to water their plants every day and they watched the little okra plants grow. When they grew too big for the little pots to hold them, they could each take their own plants home to replant them with their parents.
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