COVID-19 Home Learning Ideas

Eat the Rainbow Recipe Cards

Munch your way through the rainbow with these easy but tasty recipes that are great for cooking with kids.

Canned Tomato Salsa

Crunchy Carrot Salad with Lime

Sunny Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Kale Chips

Green Dip

One-bowl Blueberry Muffins

Rhubarb Crisp

Spring Gardening Activities

Planning, planting and growing a food garden offers endless possibilities for fun with kids. They bring a sense of wonder and exploration to growing things that is delightful to share, and taking responsibility for caring for plants creates valuable learning. Here are some selected activities to get you started, taken from Life Lab Science Program’s wonderful resource: “Kids’Garden – 40 Fun Indoor and Outdoor Activities and Games”. You can refer to West Coast Seeds “How to Grow” page for easy to use information on growing specific plants.

Making Paper Pots (all ages):

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Planting a Garden Helpers Bed:

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Planting a Rainbow:

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Make a Pea Trellis

This is a quick and simple way to provide support for your pea plants, that even little ones can help with.

Pollination

Get children inspired to understand and look after bees and other pollinators with the following activities:

Bee Happy Seed Balls:

This is a fun way to teach children about the importance of pollinators, and to beautify school grounds or your home garden. Check out our guides for How to Make Bee Happy Seed Balls and How to Plant and Care for Bee Happy Seed Balls.

Note: the recipe for the balls does call for powdered clay – not something everyone has on hand! You can order it online (it’s called Redart), but if the soil in your garden is even a bit sticky when wet, you can add some of that instead.