Just recently, I had someone ask about ideas for teaching kids about organics as part of a unit at summer camp–what a great idea!
I was surprised to find that it wasn’t so easy to come up with something on my initial web search, but in the end we put together a list of ideas that would appeal to kids ages 9-12:
Next, why not have kids grow their own fresh food? Try planting organic herbs in containers that the kids can decorate. For local organic seed, try Hope Seeds. For part two, you could also have kids create plant markers to tell what’s growing in each container.
Another idea was to have kids build a scarecrow–good non-chemical pest control!
Upon further searching, I came upon a site suggested how to teach kids about soil, emphasizing the critical role soil plays in our world and how to improve it with compost.