Get Your Child Out In Nature - A Creative Way To Learn About Fresh Food and Fun Bugs
Posted Dec 30 2009 9:46am
We discovered cabbage worms in our broccoli. Ick. Gross. Blech. Nasty. Then
my eight year old and I found that the Cabbage Worm Butterfly (known as the
"Cabbage White") is what the Cabbage Worm Caterpillar develops into. What a
fantastic way to get your children out in the garden to learn about nature! You
can see our discovery in the video above.
In hopes of seeing the butterflies in our own front yard, we are now rescuing
wayward cabbage worms and placing them on all our broccoli. The idea is to save
the cabbage, kale, cauliflower, but to use the broccoli as a breeding ground for
the little green caterpillars.
We are already finding chrysalis's around the garden filled with the sleeping
babies and cannot wait to see the butterflies emerge.
Get your children out in nature - especially to grow their own food - it is a very green and healthy thing to do
and they will love the time you spend together learning. Happily, the front yard
veggie garden has turned into a wonderful experiment for our family. Why not plan for the upcoming spring potential your yard can offer for childhood learning?