How to Throw a Garden Open House

How to Throw a 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.

How to Throw a Garden Open House in your Preschool Garden

Getting parents involved in school, childcare and daycare is a great way to give kids a more well-rounded education. Parent involvement has so many benefits for the parents and the kids. For parents, it can give them a sense of what their kids are learning and make them feel more a part of what’s going on. For kids, it can help them understand their parents care about what they are doing and that they think it’s important. For more benefits of getting parents involved, click here.

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At our garden open house, we decided to have a salsa tasting and garden tour. 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 hadn’t had the chance.
How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

Preschool garden ideas

We made a sign to show visitors where to go when they arrived. The kids loved doing this and were super excited to see people arrive. We made a number of different salsas from our garden produce for people to sample. They were delicious and everyone enjoyed tasting different types. For a recipe for fresh garden pico de gallo, click here
How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

Preschool gardens

We gave out tickets for someone to win a cookbook of healthy kid recipes. Then we had a drawing at the end of the preschool garden open house.How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

We had our garden journal on display. It gave information and tidbits about our gardening experience over the season. Pictures, drawings and stories made it extra special.

How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

Preschool garden activities

We had several salsas to explore including a watermelon cucumber salsa to sample.

How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

 

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.

 

How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

Preschool garden open house

Some of the older kids even made up their own salsa recipes to give as samples at the event.

How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

 



How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

Ways parents can be involved in preschool garden

Parents could ask questions about what we were growing, pick vegetables to take home, learn about how different plants look as they are growing, and taste things they hadn’t tried before. 

How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden
How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden
How to Throw a Garden Open House
How to Throw a Garden Open House for your Preschool Garden

Gardening projects for preschool

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. It’s also great to learn the many benefits of gardening with kids. Click here to see more. 

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How to Throw a Garden Open House

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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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