Tag Archives: vegetables

Building an Indoor Garden

27 Oct

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Grab your gardening tools and gloves! We have provided some ideas to get you started building your very own kid friendly indoor garden! An indoor garden is a fantastic way to teach your children about the concept of gardening, responsibility, and patience. Kids can join in on the fun with their own gardening tools, watering can, and gloves made for little hands.

  1. Brainstorm the type of garden you would like to create. The possibilities are endless!
  2. Choose a pot, planter, jar or container. You can even recycle old newspaper to create a pot for your seedling with the Seedling Pot Maker. Make sure your plant has enough room to grow!
  3. Pick the type of seed you would like to plant. Encourage a healthy lifestyle by planting yummy fruits, vegetables, and herbs to include in your meals that come directly from your very own garden. You can even plant a colorful oasis of vibrant flowers or succulents and watch them grow and blossom right before your eyes.
  4. Choose the type of soil you will need. We recommend using a multi-purpose potting mix but an organic, multi-purpose potting mix is ideal for edible plants.
  5. Go ahead and fill your pot with the necessary amount of soil and plant your seeds!
  6. Watering your plants is a very important step when taking care of an indoor garden! Remember to water your plants at least twice a week or when the surface of the soil is dry.
  7. Make sure your garden is an area with plenty of sunlight! You can place your garden close to a window for natural lighting or use a grow light.
  8. Now you are ready to watch your plant grow and thrive!

Helpful Tip: To prevent messes, place down newspaper before you start your indoor gardening project for an easy clean up.

We offer fun, kid-friendly kits that introduce kids to gardening and can be used in an indoor setting. Kids can get crafty with the Flower Garden Kit. It comes with everything you need to cast and paint a garden pot and grow flowers. The Odd Pods Cactus Garden comes everything you need along with easy instructions to grow over 25 different varieties of cacti in a space-age capsule. Create a whimsical indoor garden with the My Fairy Garden™ Willow’s Tree Hollow.

Get inspired to create a one-of-a-kind indoor garden that you can enjoy year round!

Source: https://growagoodlife.com/indoor-garden/

Seven Fun Foods to Play with in Nutrition Month!

11 Mar

National Nutrition Month is a wonderful way to celebrate the best healthy eating habits! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietics holds this campaign annually in March to promote the importance of making informed nutritional decisions, as well as  forming good physical activity habits.  With this fun collection of foods for children to play with, they will learn how to make eating decisions that are good for them!

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MyPlate Felt Set – This fun felt set shows realistic depictions of food that promotes healthy eating habits and aligns with the USDA’s MyPlate model.

Item#: 62573  Price: $19.95

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Healthy Gourmet Salad  This fun salad set comes with a great variety of vegetables, along with salad tongs, olive oil and vinegar, and pepper to help make a great salad for play time!

Item#: 30330 Price:  $24.95

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Food Groups  Arrange these fun foods from the four food groups to make a well-balanced meal!

Item#: 46892 Price: $19.95

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Mighty Mixer – The knob on top of the mixer turns so the beaters rotate! Lift the beaters up to set up the mixing bowl (or remove it when everything is all mixed up).

Item#: 30704 Price: $24.95

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Play-Time Produce Farm Fresh Fruit – These fabulous fruits are realistically sized, adding more fun to your child’s grocery and kitchen play time!

Item#: 18594 Price: $19.95

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Play-Time Produce Farm Fresh Vegetables The vegetable counterpart of the Farm Fresh Fruits, these realistically sized vegetables will give more dimension to kitchen and grocery play, as well, and maybe even encourage your little ones to try these veggies!

Item#: 18595 Price: $19.95

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Eco-Friendly Salad Set  Great for pretend play! Toss the lettuce and veggies together to make a healthy salad.

Item#: 141192 Price: $19.95

Check out more great play time food on our website at KaplanToys.com!