Market Sprouts is a program focused on educating children (and their parents) on the importance of eating fresh, local produce. In addition to other garden related activities, farmers from our market donate different crops for taste testing, all of which have been grown within a 100-mile radius of Edwardsville. Children learn educational facts about crops and healthy eating and meet with farmers. Since 2017, the Market Sprouts Garden has provided an opportunity for our Sprouts to grow their own food and learn about sustainable farming practices.
Check out this week’s activities and join us under the big orange tent!
|Date||Activity||Description and supplies|
|May 13||Mother's Day Seed Bombs||Make a seed bomb to take home to the mother or other in your life!|
|May 20||Bike & Hike Event||Have a pancake!|
|May 27||Compost Jar|
|June 3||Three Sisters|
|June 10||Medicine Wheel Activity||We will be talking about and creating our own medicine wheels to learn about how the different aspects of life are all connected.|
|June 17||Father's Day Craft||We will explore some natural materials and use them to create cards or prints for loved ones!|
|June 24||Suncatchers!||Celebrate the longest day of the year by creating art to capture all that sun and learn about the summer solstice!|
|July 1||Happy 4th! Patriotic themed nature craft||Sprouts will utilize fine motor skills to create patriotic decorations with twigs and yarn|
|July 8||Nature weaving||Use flowers, grasses and twigs to create one of a kind weavings!|
|July 15||Herb container gardens||Sprouts will decorate and repurpose plastic containers into their own mini container gardens!|
|July 22||Rainbow corn pictures||Sprouts will use rainbow corn kernels to create beautiful works of art to take home.|