Week 3 of Summer Camp - Green Thumbs

Despite the heat we have managed to have a great week!
We started the week off with a walk to the Community Garden to do some weeding and check on our begonias, hostas, and golden rod. The children also discovered that if they turned over the rocks they could watch the bugs scatter.
On Tuesday we had a visit from Lindsey from Be Vibrant that was set up through RFRK. Lindsey taught us all about foods and the colours of the rainbow. We sang about foods and farmers and learned how each colour of food helps our bodies. Antioxidants was definitely the word of the morning. Be sure to ask your children what colour of food you need to eat for more energy, or the help your tummy, or to give you vitamins or help you see better!
Wednesday began with a streetcar ride! The excitement around the streetcar ride still continues to amaze me! No matter how often we ride it the children still screech with glee.
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We took the Carlton car all the way to Sherbourne. Here we hopped off to explore Allen Garden. It is beautiful! banana trees, birds of paradise, bromelaides, cacti, succlents (yes, they are different!) and so many other varieties of plants. The star of the show was definitely the Koi pond! We were all wishing we could be swimming with the fish!
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Thursday we again rode the streetcar, but this time to the west end of town to High Park Library for Stories in the Park. A nice shady patch of grass with some trees overhead was the perfect setting for circle songs and stories.

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