I Have a Green Thumb

I Have a Green Thumb

Growing sprouts is cheap, very informative, really entertaining and so good! Why don’t you learn to do it yourself?

Target: Counselors
Members: Everyone
Type of tool: Activities
Ages: 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-12 years, 13 and Over
Group size: One group
Value: $10   Free
Healthy eating


Description

Well it’s time to roll up your sleeves and fire up your imagination, because today you’re in charge of planting and growing your own sprouts.

Skill(s)

  • Healthy eating knowledge
  • Gardening skills
  • Creativity

Suggested variant(s)

You can grow your sprouts on a tin plate too!

Goal(s)

  • Encourage the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Introduce campers to nature and how it works.
  • Develop knowledge of how plants grow.
  • Educate about eating local.

Required material(s)

5-6 years old :

  • Nylon stockings (1 per 8 children)
  • Rubber bands (1 per child)
  • Variety of containers
  • Craft material
  • Alfalfa seeds
  • Seeding soil
  • Scissors

7-8 and 9-12 years old :

  • Various containers with lids (e.g., yoghurt pots, plastic cups)
  • Seeds to sprout
  • Craft material
  • Seeding soil
  • Scissors

13 years old + :

  • Variety of organic sprouting seeds (see the counselor’s sheet)
  • Bottom half of a plastic water bottle
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Seeding soil
  • Spray bottle
  • Scissors
  • Felt

By clicking on the download button, you can access the explanation sheet for each age group and the sheets to help the counselor facilitate the activity.

Video to view

 
I have a green thumb