Garden Open House

Last night at Little Sprouts we held a garden open house for our daycare families. The kids get so excited to show people what they’re doing. So we set a date for them to show off to their families what they’ve been growing. We decided to have a salsa tasting and garden tour this year. We had plenty of great stuff growing so we let everyone choose a few things to take home. We invited all the daycare families and a few friends and neighbors that had mentioned wanting to come see the garden but never had the chance.
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Here is the spread we served.

Here is the spread we served.

 

We gave away tickets to win this cookbook.  We had also planted watermelon seeds some weeks back and we measured them to see who's grew the biggest.  Each child got to take theirs home.

We gave away tickets to win this cookbook. We had also planted watermelon seeds some weeks back and we measured them to see who’s grew the biggest. Each child got to take theirs home.

 

We printed out some photos and wrote about them in our journal plus drew pictures of the garden for the parents to see.

We printed out some photos and wrote about them in our journal plus drew pictures of the garden for the parents to see.


 

We served watermelon/cucumber salsa.  It was not that good.

We served watermelon/cucumber salsa. It was not that good.

 

We served salsa verde which had roasted peppers and tomatillos in it.  I thought it was really yummy but most of the guests did not like it.

We served salsa verde which had roasted peppers and tomatillos in it. I thought it was really yummy but most of the guests did not like it.

 

We served a chunky garden salsa that was cooked.

We served a chunky garden salsa that was cooked.

 

We served my friend's world famous salsa.  It was a cooked and blended salsa.  My oldest child made this recipe up himself and it was the favorite salsa of all.

We served my friend’s world famous salsa. It was a cooked and blended salsa. My oldest child made this recipe up himself and it was the favorite salsa of all.

 

We served black bean and corn salsa.  I loved it.

We served black bean and corn salsa. I loved it.

 

There was lots of learning, picking, and exploring.  So fun!

There was lots of learning, picking, and exploring. So fun!

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The open house was so much fun. If you garden with kids, I recommend making a special day to show off what the kids are growing and learning. You’d be surprised how many people are interested and how much fun it is.

4 comments

  1. Andrea says:

    I LOVE that you did this! What a perfect and fun way to show off the garden to the parents. I am sure they hear tons about the garden on a daily basis from their children, and this way they could find the time to come see for themselves! The salsa tasting and cookbook giveaway were wonderful ideas. I am taking notes over here!

  2. Looks like SO much fun!! And yum, I love salsa!!! I bet the kids had a blast showing off their hard work

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