“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”
― Maya Angelou
Getting to know Austin Children's Garden!
Some of our favorite open-ended creative activities the kids did this month are pictured below: painted boxes, nature loose parts, chalk and water, and clay sculptures.
Seen below is our super fun hello song, some of our favorite breathing exercises (balloon and hand breath), and Shubert's BIG Voice, a book from our Shubert Collection from Conscious Discipline that teaches kids, parents, and educators learn how to help children solve problems and build character through conflict.
This month the kids did a simple sink/float activity with the water table, identified where we are on the globe, discovered who is the tallest and shortest in the group, and did lots of cool science experiments with creating hypotheses and comparing them to the actual results!
This month the kids had a blast moving their bodies with the parachute, chasing Mr. Ben, and having a dance party! The kids harvested and identified mushrooms and spent time in the garden planting magic green beans (aka black eyed peas) that the kids LOVE to snack on! We also did tons of yoga - the kids favorite is Make Up Yoga where they get to create and name their own pose!
Getting to know each other!
This month, we invited the kids to create family portraits, make collages filled with their favorite things, and use oil pastels and watercolor to create cool, scientific name resist art!
Lemon Balm Popsicles
1. Pick some fresh lemon balm and release the refreshing and uplifting aroma by rolling the leaves in your plams.
2. Squeeze 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice.
3. Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 2 cups water, 1 TBS fresh chopped lemon balm, and liquid stevia to taste.
4. Pour into popsicle mold and freeze until solid.