Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Get Kids Gardening

Here is a simple idea to start planning for next year for some of the children that you teach - Gardening! Getting into the garden encourages motor skills, sensory stimulation, self esteem, sense of accomplishment, discovery and outdoor time. If you have at least 15 children willing to participate and work with children ages 3-18 years old you could apply for the Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award. This is a grant for $500 in supplies and a kit and literature package from the National Garden Association filled with ideas. They would like the youth gardening program to focus on the environment, nutrition and hunger issues in the United States. What a great, functional activity to teach to children! The grant application is due by October 1, 2010. There are 30 awards available and if you win it will be distributed in January 2011.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...