We ran across this fabulous garden idea over on Flickr (are you tagging your photos with "ohdeedoh"?) and simply fell in love with it. A simple journal has been created and decorated with pictures from old seed catalogs. Inside, the fun is just beginning, click through to see what responsibilities it holds for each child in the family!
Annalea over at Our Hartbeat has her kids working hard in the garden this year. Although it can be fun to help plant and pick the fruits and vegetables later on down the line, Annalea wanted her kids to be a little more involved and their garden journal was born.
She used a regular binder and let the kids go to town with old seed catalogs, picking out awesome photos (aren't they just the best?!) to use. After things were glued down they started to fill the pages by keeping track of how long it takes seeds to germinate, what the sprouted plants looks like (go-go-Gadget drawing skills!) and the dates they were harvested on. Each child picked their own fruits and veggies to be in charge of and keep constant watch over.
We love the idea of adding a bit of science and fun observation added to the normal garden responsibilities. Make sure to check out more over at Our Hartbeat for more details on the process and other great photos of kids getting down and dirty with their chosen plants.
Thanks Annalea, Lua and Gia!
(Image: Our Hartbeat)