Last Saturday, the Growing Kid’s Club featured a fun “grass pet” craft. Club-attendees at the Market created their own grass pets by filling nylon stockings with soil and grass seed. I about a week, with proper watering and sun, grass “hair” should start to sprout from the heads of each chia-pet! The Growing Kid’s club thanks World of Wonder (WOW) for providing the materials for the craft this week.
This Saturday, the Growing Kid’s Club will not be at the Market. Be on the lookout for the Growing Kid’s Club booth July, 22nd and July, 29th. Upcoming crafts include “duct tape carrot pens” and “potato prints.”
For those who are curious – here is the mission of the Market’s Growing Kid’s Club:
MISSION: The Growing Kid’s Club at the Davidson Farmer’s Market aims to highlight and introduce the foods offered by our vendors to young children at the Market. The Club incorporates hands on learning with a weekly craft to educate and introduce children to healthy food options. Club leaders firmly believe children learn best by touching, tasting, manipulating, “playing with” food, and that this gives children real experience (as opposed to looking at pictures of food). At the same time, Club leaders understand that global food shortage is a concept more appropriately taught when older. “Waste” on the other hand, is appropriately taught by example at any level. Additionally, the Club sponsors Market’s vendors each week to build support for local farming and offers a novel way for parents, guardians, and friends to work with and teach their children about healthy food options.
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