According to my friend, Donnie, who is the son of a farmer and was a farmer himself for 20 years or so, May 1st is the day to get everything planted. So I took Olivia and Gabe out last Saturday and planted a few things.
Olivia was so excited to get to use her gardening gloves and tools.
Gabe was pretty gung-ho about it, too.
Olivia helped plant peas, red and yellow onions, zucchini, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers and basil. Gabe, however, ate every seed I handed to him. Oh well...
All-in-all, it was lots of fun and Olivia's so excited that we already have sprouts of everything coming up after only 5 days! She wants to go out every chance she gets to look at the garden.
To follow up the fun of planting a garden, Olivia and Mom put together a lapbook. For this lapbook most things came from www.homeschoolshare.com and www.lapbooklessons.com. We read the story Muncha, Muncha, Muncha and as well as a couple of other garden related books from the library. We are in the process of reading Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit Giant Storybook.
We aren't quite done with this one yet. Olivia will be drawing her pea seed and its progress inside the seed growth minibook.