Archive for Category: Kids Grow


Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers

We usually don’t think about planting flowers now, but did you know that to grow many flowers like tulips, daffodils, paperwhites, crocus, and hyacinths, gardeners plan ahead and plant them in the fall? How do they do it? They plant bulbs! What is a bulb? You can think of it...

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Pinecone & Acorn Forest Fairies

There’s not a lot blooming in the garden in the fall, but there are plenty of treasures to be found. You can use them to create cute little forest fairies. Just collect some pine cones, acorns, colorful leaves, twigs and other bits from your yard or garden. Then make...

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Grow an Avocado Tree

After you are finished making guacamole with your avocado, save the pit so you can grow your own avocado tree. It’s easy and it will grow HUGE! After you remove the pit from the avocado carefully (without cutting it), wash off all the avocado fruit. Be careful not to...

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Lilly’s Fairy Garden

Last spring, Official Kids Mag told you about creating a fairy garden, or a tiny habitat you can make for imaginary fairies. Lilly M., 5, has built an amazing fairy garden in her yard, and she wrote to tell us about it and sent us pictures of her magical...

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Plant a Sunflower House

Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) may be the happiest flowers in the garden. Sunflower plants look very much like faces surrounded by colorful petals! They come in many different sizes. Some sunflowers are as short as two feet tall while others can grow to be 15 feet. The tallest sunflower on...

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Fun Facts About Trees

Trees give people many gifts. They give us shade on a hot summer’s day and a beautiful show of color in the fall. They also provide us with food, medicine, clothing and furniture. Coconut Trees Coconut trees are palms that grow up to 30 feet high. They are known as the ‘tree of...

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Kids Grow: You & the Trees

A great way to get to know trees is to explore your yard, take a walk, or visit a park. Try these activities with the favorite trees you find. Let’s explore the tree’s parts:  BRANCHES are like the tree’s arms. Can you put your own arms near the tree’s branches?...

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Where would we be without farmers?

March is National Agriculture Month and it’s time to give all the farmers props for what they contribute to our lives every single day. Have you ever spent any time on a farm?  Does your family farm or do you know any farmers?  If you get the chance, go...

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Start Thinking of Spring with Seed Balls

Seed balls are small bundles of seeds, clay, and soil or compost.  Seed balls have actually been around since ancient times! They were rediscovered in the 1930s by the Guerilla Gardening movement as a way to introduce vegetation by simply tossing the seed balls (or, on a large scale,...

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Holiday Decorations and Ornaments for the Birds!

Hey kids! When you’re getting ready to give holiday goodies to your friends and family, don’t forget about your feathered friends, the birds! In the winter, there is less food for birds to eat, so they’ll really appreciate it if you fill the trees and shrubs around your house...

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