Spring is flowering all around me in San Diego. This morning it was hard to keep my eye on the road in front of me, as I wanted to take in the beautiful wildflowers growing alongside the road.
I hope your spring is shaping up nicely, too!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Gardening Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Spring is here, and it’s time to get out of the house and into the garden. I’ve learned that most adult gardeners started their hobby as children. The good gardening experiences we give our kids today become great gardening memories tomorrow. Hopefully, these five site picks will inspire your family (or your classroom) to turn their devices off, and go plant something tasty, beautiful, or both.
Eartheasy: Gardening with Children
“Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life firsthand. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, one that is overlooked in standard school curricula. Gardening is also a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of nature.” Visit Eartheasy for a top-ten list of what to plant and tips for gardening with kids.
Exploratorium: Science of Gardening
“Like all great endeavors, gardening is both a science and an art. See how the plants we tend feed our bodies, our minds, and our senses.” This multimedia exhibit is divided into Feed, Control, and Bloom. It covers topics as diverse as carnivorous plants, the science of soil, the benefits of biodiversity, humongous pumpkins, and the secret lives of flowers.
KidsGardening.org: Gardening Toolbox
KidsGardening.org is a non-profit supporting “garden-based education” for kids. The Gardening Toolbox section includes advice on Gardening Basics and Gardening Activities, along with a Plant of the Month feature. Teachers will find curriculum and other classroom ideas listed under the Educator Resources menu item.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Bird Watching Printable
Monarch Butterflies Printable
Bird Feeding Printable
Vegetable Gardening Printable
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Garden Tool Concentration
Gardening Coloring Pages
Quote of the Week
“Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.” ~~ Rudyard Kipling ~~ (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) English author. Click the link to enjoy more Rudyard Kipling quotes.
Surfing the Calendar
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
Pluto Discovered Feb 18, 1930
National Engineers Week Feb 19-25, 2017
Ansel Adams’ Birthday Feb 20, 1902
Presidents’ Day Feb 20, 2017
First American Orbits the Earth Feb 20, 1962
First Steam Train Travels 10 Miles Feb 21, 1804
George Washington’s Birthday Feb 22, 1732
Steve Irwin’s Birthday Feb 22, 1962
Siege of the Alamo Begins Feb 23, 1836
Scientists Announce Dolly, Cloned From an Adult Sheep Feb 23, 1997
Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday (one of the Grimm Brothers) Feb 24, 1786
George Harrison’s Birthday Feb 25, 1943
Tell a Fairy Tale Day Feb 26, 2017
First U.S. Chartered Passenger Railroad Service Feb 28, 1827
Jim Watson and Francis Crick Discover the DNA Double Helix Feb 28, 1953