Toddler Activities – Rocks & Dirt (and our garden)

Our activities last week centered around the theme of Rocks & Dirt (Pamm’s House toddler curriculum).

1. Dirt and mud in the garden.

Brandon built me a couple of awesome cedar raised beds to plant some vegetables this year.  We decided to go with the Square Foot Gardening approach and used strings to make a grid.  This was a great opportunity to teach Little B about dirt.  We talked about dirt when it is dry and then put water on it and called it mud. Toddler rocket science! 🙂

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Here’s the close-up.  So far we have Garlic (bottom left), broccoli (bottom middle), spinach (bottom right), parsley (middle middle), and butter crunch lettuce (middle right).

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Here’s the other bed…

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As you can see, we don’t have a lot of space to work with! Here’s the close-up. Carrots (bottom left and bottom right) and yellow onions (bottom middle).

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The rest of the garden will go in soon as the weather warms a bit!

2. The next lesson we did with B’s buddy.  We filled two plates with dry dirt, then watered one down to make mud.  They cared about this for….let’s see….2 seconds. 🙂 Oh well, that’s a toddler for ya.

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Most of the lesson went like this…

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We decided to serve daddy muddy mulch pies for dinner. 🙂

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3. Finger painting with chocolate pudding or “mud”. We love to do eat this activity. 😉

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