The second week in May we had help from the Girl Scout Troop at MICAH House, who helped us plant some vegetables in the garden and in turn received their gardening badge. We were able to discuss with the troop where produce comes from, how seeds turn into plants and what their favorite fruits
and vegetables are to eat.
We are excited to get the children from Boys and Girls Club and MICAH House BUDDY Program engaged in garden activities. This year was are also expanding the garden to include sensory activities, including a sand box, water tables and a mud kitchen to the children. This outdoor space will not be our Outdoor Learning Oasis.
March 29, 2018
The Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, March 29th. The weather that day was windy and cold but the kiddos had a great time hunting for eggs and making slime that they could take home with them. This year we had 112 kiddos participate during the egg hunt and 34 of those were new to our activity this year. One of the younger kiddos was super excited to make slime for her sister who was unable to attend because she was sick. When mixing up the slime she said, “Is that really making slime, look it is getting thicker, that is the coolest thing I have ever seen”, all of the volunteers helping with the slime table giggled.
In preparation for the event the we worked with 10 volunteers from TS Prosperity Group, who filled Easter eggs and sorted small toys we had donated into age appropriate groups. We also had 24 volunteers from the Abraham Lincoln girls soccer team who helped the day of the event spreading all of the goodies on the green space and helping the kiddos make slime.