Spring has, as the say, sprung, and I've certainly been busy in my garden. I planted 13 (!) tomato plants, cucumbers, herbs, and zucchini, and my kids helped with only the tiniest amount of complaining. If you don't have a yard or the space to plant a vegetable garden outside, bring it all in with this great tutorial for a felt veggie garden your kids can "plant" and harvest... over and over again.
Katie Shelton, a contributor at A Beautiful Mess, sewed this garden for her kids to prepare for the end of the midwest winter and the planting that will come in the spring. She has some sewing cred, but you could easily make these vegetables and the planting box with glue or fusible web (a man-made fabric that melts when you iron it and fuses two additional pieces of fabric together).
She's got beets, carrots, and strawberries, but you are limited only by your imagination. Try your hand at making zucchini, onions, potatoes or even kale. Once you've got your kids harvesting, then it's time to teach them how to cook those vegetables. And you know what that means... PLAY KITCHEN!
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