Once again, a great group of gardeners came to our children's programming: Green Thumbs. This month's theme was "Bugs: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" and did our Greenies find the bugs all over our garden and yard--I must admit they all looked ug-lee to me! The museum educators showed, though, how the bugs were either good for our garden or bad for our garden.
After reading Eric Carle's "The Hungry Caterpillar" and chanting the word metamorphosis a few times, the youngsters were let loose in the garden with bug-catcher jars to see what they could find. Then they looked thru the guide sheets to i-d the little buggers.
Off to get wet. Very wet. On hot days in Beaumont where the temperature was over 90 degrees with high humidity....what fun to run through the sprinklers, just like their parents and grandparents did when they were young. Vintage sprinklers were spread all over the carriage house lawn and impromptu games of Kick Ball and Chase Me and Jump Over the Water sprang up. Rebecca Woodland taught the kids how to play Red Light/Green Light and Mother, May I (remember those good old-fashion games?).
Glad they ALL could join us. Look for another fun and entertaining (and -- when we can sneak it in -- educational) Green Thumbs program!!