Each participating local business provided a game with prizes or crafts. I drew some new coloring sheets featuring pollinators and the soil food web (you've probably seen the tree guild before).
Some kids preferred to put it all together in a plastic bag so they could keep their hands clean. There were cookies and candy there after all :)
Other kids dove in with abandon, savoring the chance to get their hands covered with soil in the middle of Iowa's winter! Maybe they longed for the sense of well-being that comes from soil contact.
There were also premade seed balls for the very little, or the very shy, so that everyone could get a chance to plant a place for butterflies and other pollinators this Spring.
In January in Iowa we have to be a little creative to get our gardening in!
If you missed out and want to try this at home, or if you think making seed bombs would be good for your classroom or kids club, watch the how-to video below!
Have a great week, stay warm and give these fun seed bombs a try!