create (with kids): plant a collage

By freshlyplanted - 9:00 AM

We've been in full-blown garden season for awhile now. Our seeds are coming up and our watering is still underway as our seedlings build up those strong root systems that will enable them to be more independent. There are many similarities between the little ones I nurture in my arms with those we nurture in the soil. Both are daily reminders of humility and how much I have to learn, with a good deal of joy and pride tossed in. Working in the soil is also a way to embrace my soil-loving heritage (more, here) and something worth passing on. To spark Isia's love of gardening we read lots of nature books, and, of course, create art about our garden. 

These are an excellent use for all those seed catalogs you collect- or is that just me? (wink) All of these pictures came from the Seed Savers Exchange catalog, a great organization that just happens to have little white borders around their wonderful pictures making them perfect for cutting out.

Isia chose one vegetable or flower at a time and we talked about it before she glued it on. We said the name, color, and practiced our comparisons (big/little, many/few). Some are pictures of what we're raising in our garden, but not all of them.

Although I wouldn't mind if it was. Her cucumbers and melons turned out better than mine did last year, ha!

Linking up to: Wonderfull Wednesday

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