Thursday, April 15, 2021
Let’s Explore Edible Flowers with Teacher Abby! It’s spring in the Sunflower Hill Garden and our edible flowers are ready to harvest! Join Teacher Abby and Shadow as they share some of their favorites! Have you ever eaten an edible flower? (Remember that not all flowers are edible, so please be certain they are safe to eat before you try one.)
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Let’s Explore Peas with Teacher Abby! Learn more about pea plants, how they grow, which varieties we plant in the Sunflower Hill Garden, and how Shadow helps out! Watch the video and then share with us which pea flower color is your favorite: the white or purple?
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Let’s Explore Radishes with Teacher Abby! Learn more about how radishes grow, the different varieties that we plant in the Sunflower Hill Garden, and how to make a tasty radish salsa! Are you a radish fan? Watch the video and then share with us your thoughts!
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Let’s Explore Broccoli with Teacher Abby! Join Teacher Abby and Shadow to learn more about how broccoli grows, how and when to harvest it, and what parts of it we can eat. Are you a broccoli fan? Watch the video and then share with us your thoughts!
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Today’s Online Activity is a sweet one! Along with crisp, fall weather comes new and delicious fruit, likely growing all around you! This activity encourages curious minds to get outdoors for some exercise and exploration in a scavenger hunt to Find Fall Fruits. Download the activity guide and then, notice new things around you, observe the plants these delicious foods grow on, cut some open to peek inside, and even adventure to taste test and discover your favorite! Share with us your favorite fall fruit recipe.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Join Teacher Abby on a sensory safari and she explores herbs in the Sunflower Garden! Discover new herbs and old favorites, and learn how to make an herb tea. Do you have a favorite herb that you like to cook with or that you like to smell? Share your thoughts with us!
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Venture outside and enjoy the crisp, fall weather with this Fall Items Scavenger Hunt! Print out the activity guide and then investigate in your backyard, your neighborhood, or at a park where you can explore all that you see around you. Share with us the most interesting Fall Item you find!
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Let’s Explore Zinnia flowers with Teacher Abby! Your exploration begins in the Sunflower Hill Garden Zinnia row, teaming with hundreds of brilliantly colored flowers. You’ll learn how Zinnias grow, how to perform the ‘wiggle test’ to check if they’re ready to harvest, and how to capture the seeds to plant next year’s crop. Watch the video and then share with us your favorite Zinnia color!
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Teacher Abby is back for another Let’s Explore video! This week, she explores the delicious, summertime tomato! Your exploration begins in the Sunflower Hill ‘tomato jungle’ learning more about how this amazing fruit grows. Then join Teacher Abby at home for an easy and tasty no-cook snack you can prepare in minutes. Share with us your favorite way to eat tomatoes!
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Let’s Explore…Cucumbers! Join Teacher Abby to learn how cucumbers grow and are harvested, and then make your very own cucumber yogurt dip! Do you like cucumbers? Share with us your favorite way to eat cucumbers!
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Let’s Explore…Pollinators! Join Teacher Abby to learn about pollinators! Discover who they are and the important role they play in the garden. Then, go outside to observe the pollinators around where you live! Let us know what you discovered! Tag @SunflowerHill and use #SFHActivities.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Let’s Explore…Fava Beans! Join Teacher Abby to learn how to harvest and cook fava beans! Then give her mouth-watering fava bean salad recipe a try for a healthy and tasty summer treat! Have you ever tried fava beans before?
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Let’s Explore…Boysenberries! Join Teacher Abby and learn how boysenberries grow and how they are harvested out in the garden. Have you ever tasted a boysenberry before? Let us know on social media! Tag @SunflowerHill and use #SFHActivities
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
It’s National Pick a Strawberry Day! Join Teacher Abby in the Garden to learn how strawberries grow and how they are harvested. Do you enjoy strawberries? Share your favorite way to eat them, tag Sunflower Hill, and use #SFHActivities
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Let’s go on a scavenger hunt using our five senses: sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch! What can you discover? Print out the worksheet, watch the video, and see what you can find! Then share a pic of what you found – use hashtag #SFHActivities and tag Sunflower Hill.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Join Teacher Abby on a Rainbow Walk! Using your Rainbow Walk worksheet, take a walk outside and observe all of the things around you. What colors do you see? Can you find all of the colors in the rainbow? Be sure to share with us what you find!
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Ready to go on a Soil Exploration Scavenger Hunt? In today’s online activity, Teacher Abby will challenge you to find a wide variety of soil critters in your own backyard! Print out directions and your soil exploration worksheet and be sure to let us know on social media what you find!