Sunshine. . .I'm loving it!
So are the kids! We have been outside discovering bugs and beetles, picking up worms and millipedes, and finding new homes for slugs and snails. And after noticing so many searches that have let to previous "All Creatures Great and Small" post, I decided to do a little "educational" work for it. (Yes, this is where my "blog-geek" side kicks in!).
This year, when I planted the garden, my kids helped me. Gardening takes a LONG time when kids are around. But we were also blessed with a few good "teachable moments." Those, and dirt everywhere, followed by some good baths. . .only to do it all again the next day! Now I am teaching my kids NOT to dig in that dirt anymore. . .otherwise all my gardening efforts have been in vain! Well, vain might not be the right word. the efforts would be fun for them, disappointing for me!)
So. . .if teachable moments don't come naturally for you , or you are looking for a little more information on some of these great small creatures, read on:
Snails and Slugs:
*I'm very intrigued by container gardening with kids. I saw it on an episode of "The Mom Show." They made a pizza container garden. . .so that when it is all grown and done, the kids can help you make pizza from what you planted (tomatoes, peppers, herbs, spinach. . .stuff like that). I suppose you could make a Spaghetti Container Garden or a Salad Container Garden. . .hmm. . .I might have to do more thinking on this one. . .
And to top it all up. . .here is a sight with some Creation Bible Verses for you. . .all organized by category/topics:
Checking out the worms that were hiding under planters.