Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Garden Planning at Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up

It is the time of year when all the seed catalogs start showing up at my house.

Though I am ordering some seeds,
I really don't need the stack of six or so catalogs laying around.

So I came up with a project to do with all the extras.

Notice the lovely blanket tent that was gracing my table that day.
I was finishing some tidying while to children started their task.

I gave each child a couple of catalogs, a pair of safety scissors, and a glue stick, and told them to cut out pictures of what the would want in their garden... and make a collage.

Thy set about their task and kept at it for quite a while.
Every now and then pausing to show me a veggie that they love or to ask for help cutting.
But for the most part, they were very consumed with their work.

Bunny ended up with apples, pumpkins, watermelon, strawberries, spaghetti squash, peas, brussel sprouts (which she has never eaten), and blueberries in her garden.

Looks like a very good garden indeed!

Now, onto the Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!  Welcome!!  Eco-Kids Tuesday is growing by leaps and bounds!!  We had so many great posts shared with us last week at Eco-Kids Tuesday! I enjoyed each and every one of them.  It is getting harder and harder each week to pick just a few features! 
Here are three of my favorites:

I love this idea!!!  Our Neck of the Woods shared with us not only her cough drop recipe, but more importantly her "Pioneer Women".  Several family members come together to learn crafts and DIY projects!  What  great idea!!  My mama and I have done that from time to time, but not monthly! 

Wildcraft Vita made some healthy, herbal "gift" teas!  Very sweet!

Cassidy from Freshly Planted made the sweetest Valentine books with her children!

Thanks to ALL of you for sharing such wonderful ideas!  If you were featured please feel free to grab a button for your blog.  And please keep linking up great all your Eco-Kid ideas!

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Now on to the party!!!  I hope that you'll share some great family-friendly posts that are also friendly for the environment. Some ideas include:
  •  Nature Activities
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Crafts made with re-purposed or recycled materials
  • Sewing and DIY home projects
  • Science Experiments
  • Posts on environmental issues for kids or families
  • Non-toxic living
  • Homeopathic Remedies
Eco-Kids Tuesdays is co-hosted by Organic Aspirations and Like Mama~Like Daughter this means that anything you link-up shows up on both blogs!

Feel free to link up several of your posts.

There are only a few rules:

Please follow both co-hostess' blogs, and visit some of the other posts and give them some encouragement!  Please stick to posts and photos not giveaways or items for sale.

By linking up, you are agreeing that Organic Aspirations or Like Mama~Like Daughter can feature your photos next week with a link back to your site.  

Please link back to my site using this button (once I get it fixed !!) OR simply text linking within your post!

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  1. What a fun idea. I think I'll have to do that with my 3 year old, she loves to cut and paste.

    I came over from Backyard Farming Connection. Great blog.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring me and my Pioneer Women! I always enjoy our get-togethers and learn something new :)

    This week I linked up my post on how we made our maple syrup. Hope you have a great day and thanks for hosting!

  3. Thank you so much for the feature! And love their little gardens, we do the same thing with our gardening catalogs. It's a great way to "garden" in the winter!

  4. Thanks for hosting another great party - Alice @ MumsMakeLists

  5. Cute project! I love encouraging the kids to garden and learn those self-sufficiency skills.

  6. Garden planning is important for every man. Thanks for nice and cute post. I will be back again.
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