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The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids

101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun
Cohen, Whitney (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids
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Many gardeners find that once they have children gardening goes the way of late-night dinner parties and Sunday morning sleep-ins. Raising kids and maintaining a garden can be a juggling act, leaving the family garden forgotten and neglected. But kids can make great gardening companions, and the benefits of including them are impossible to ignore. Gardening gets kids outdoors and away from television and video games, increases their connection to plants and animals, and helps build enthusiasm for fresh fruits and vegetables. Their involvement becomes the real harvest of a family garden. In The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids , Whitney Cohen and John Fisher draw on years of experience in the Life Lab Garden Classroom and gardening with their own children to teach parents how to integrate the garden into their family life, no matter its scope or scale. The book features simple, practical gardening advice, including how to design a play-friendly garden, ideas for fun-filled theme gardens, and how to cook and preserve the garden's bounty. 101 engaging, family-friendly garden activities are also featured, from making Crunch-n-Munch Vegetable Beds and Muddy Miniature Masterpieces to harvesting berries for Fresh Fruity Pops. This step-by-step guide to working side-by-side with kids will inspire all parents to grow their own little gardener and to get dirty, plant seeds, and enjoy the garden's delicious rewards.
Authors: Cohen, Whitney
Title: The book of gardening projects for kids
101 ways to get kids outside, dirty, and having fun
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 264 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Notes: Cover title
Contents: Introduction: making gardens fun for kids
Designing a play-friendly family garden
Digging in with kids: planning, growing, thriving
Pizza pies and pumpkin jungles: theme gardens
Wings, webs, and whiskers: animals in the garden
Garden adventures and games
Art in the garden: fun projects for all
Cooking from the garden: snacks, meals, and other tasty activities
Preserving the harvest: from fruit leathers to silly dilly beans
Let the festivities begin: garden celebrations
Additional Contributors: Fisher, John - 1970-
Alternate Title: Gardening projects for kids
ISBN: 9781604692457
1604692456
Branch Call Number: 635 COHEN
Statement of Responsibility: Whitney Cohen and John Fisher
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-254) and index
Subject Headings: Gardening Gardening for children
Topical Term: Gardening
Gardening for children
LCCN: 2011036778
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A nice variety of ideas for kids. Great for teachers or parents who are looking for some ideas to get kids interested in gardening.

Aug 11, 2012
  • zetamama rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great projects and photos. Need to get it again next spring or summer.

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