A dedicated learning experience has been created for children of all ages.
Children around Australia are learning about gardening in schools, at home, in community gardens and at events like this.
Kids love gardening – growing flowers and food, playing with earthworms and chickens, learning about nature, creating fantasy spaces in the garden and playing games.
Kid’s Zone 2020 is a place where children can expand their knowledge and imagination in the garden.
The Kid’s Zone is open to the public on:
* Friday 13th – 3pm to 8pm
* Saturday 14th – 9am to 4pm
Note: Children must have an accompanying adult with them at all times while at the Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo.
School Education Program
A unique School Educational Program will run on Friday 13th March from 9am until 3pm.
These sessions align with the Australian Curriculum Objectives. These sessions are booked by schools and are are not open to the general public.
If your school has not heard from us, contact us to be placed on the waiting list for our next event.
KID'S ZONE ACTIVITES
Messy Play Company
Students hand mould air dry clay to create an original design of a nature critter. They will use other items, such as gumnuts, bark, seed pods, sticks, leaves, and other seasonal items to enhance their creature.
Stamping with natural dyes
Utilising recycled items to make stamps, stamp pads and natural dyes, students can create a garden art picture to take home.
Dyes used can include, clay dirt, turmeric, beetroot, fruits and other vegetables.
Little Green Thumbs
Tomato Patch Program is adapted to suit the years of age group required. Children are treated to a friendly lesson in the planting process working from the purpose built mobile potting station by way of planting a seedling into their own take home pot. The session may include topics such as plant cycles, sun safety, backyard hazards and general safe use and care of gardening tools.
Worms – Brian the Worm Man
Children create a mini worm farm to take home with worms they dig & discover themselves.
Using a 2 litre milk bottle which has been repurposed from the waste stream, children add newspaper and cardboard bedding to the bottle, then they inspect active worm farm material and “dig & discover” their own worms to take home. In the material, they may find beneficial composting bugs and if they look closely enough, worm cocoons.
This activity helps children understand reducing waste and they are introduced to the “Waste Hierarchy”: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Re-Purpose, Recycle, Compost & only then, Dispose.
Bugs – with Brian the Worm Man
Children investigate a series of bugs encased in resin, with powerful magnifiers.
They also look at live worms and live worm cocoons, possibly with fresh hatchlings!
They investigate live, commonly found bugs that occur in healthy composting or worm farm systems. Children interact with worms and worm cocoons and are taught the importance of worms and composting in reducing waste.