Operation G.A.R.D.E.N

Operation G.A.R.D.E.N

Put your youth to the test to help the people of Gardenia!

Target: Counselors
Time frame: 60 minutes or more
Type of tool: Activities
Ages: 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-12 years, 13 and Over
Group size: One group
Value: $30   Free
Healthy eating


Introduce your group to gardening concepts by inviting them to complete two fun and dynamic challenges!


  • Team spirit
  • Knowledge of gardening
  • Motor Skills (running, catching, throwing)


Operation G.A.R.D.E.N. relies on a playful and active activity to help young people develop their knowledge of the two major steps in gardening:

  • Preparing a garden by taking into account its ecosystem;
  • harvesting water, which is a precious resource, to keep the garden alive.

Required material(s)

Activity #1

  • 3 hoops or cones
  • 1 pinny per person (3 different colors)
  • 15 various objects (balls, frisbees, small cones, water bottles, etc.)

Activity #2

  • 30 inflatable balloons filled with water
  • 6 containers to hold the balloons