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.
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.
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.
Preschool garden activities
We had several salsas to explore including a watermelon cucumber salsa to sample.
Preschool garden open house
Some of the older kids even made up their own salsa recipes to give as samples at the event.
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.
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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