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Cooking in the Outdoor Kitchen with Herbs and Sparkles

Cooking in the Outdoor Kitchen with Herbs and Sparkles

    We use sand and water a lot in our outdoor sensory table. Last week I noticed that the children were collecting leaves and grass from the yard to add to the water in the table to make “soup”. I decided to set up the sensory table on the porch, where there is more space for the children to work, and to add a few new sensory items that would expand the cooking experience.   I had just purchased…

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Gardening in Preschool

Gardening in Preschool

One of my favorite children’s books about gardening is The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. The illustrations in this book are charming and beautiful. It tells the story of a little boy, Liam, who makes his city prettier by growing trees, flowers, and other plants. My classes have always enjoyed reading The Curious Garden. They especially like comparing the picture of the city before it had gardens to the picture of the city after Liam inspired everyone to grow things….

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Making Vegetable Soup

Making Vegetable Soup

We have been talking about seeds and planting all week and have planted some seeds of our own. Today, in keeping with this theme, we read the book Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert. In the book a child plants vegetable seeds with her dad and, when the seeds have grown into plants, harvests the vegetables and makes soup with them. Our seeds are obviously nowhere near ready to harvest, but we still wanted to make vegetable soup so I brought…

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