Seedlings: Springtime Planting

Recently, on a warm sunny day together, the children had the opportunity to plant marigolds on the playground. Klara arranged the outdoor table to hold potting soil, scoops, small plants and watering cans. Klara gave a lesson to show the friends how to gently transplant the flowers into pots to bring home.

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With an activity like planting flowers the children are now practicing skills with which they have begun to feel confident. All the friends were excited to have a chance to do the project. Hands were eager to explore the dirt, leaves, roots and petals of the marigolds.

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