A day at the market

Our homeschool group has been hard at work developing their practical math skills, including estimation, inventory and calculations. So this past weekend, some of the homeschool learners joined with Nic’s Restaurant to take part in the Kid’s Flea Market at their 6th Anniversary celebration. The girls sold a plethora of second-hand items from home including books, games, old toys and clothes with some help from parents.

The day was full of negotiations, laughter and lots of learning (next time we will bring a bigger tarp, and shoes that can get muddy!) By the end of the day our hands were lighter and wallets a bit fatter. We are super proud of our young entrepreneurs and excited for our next opportunities to practice these skills. Already this week there has been talk of halloween costume creation, where to shop for materials and how to get it to market! Excellent enthusiasm captured by one of our garden photographer friends.

 

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October Break Camp

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We’ve got a whole lot of fun lined up for your child’s October breaks! Join us starting September 25 onwards for explorations of Tinker Transportation, Wild Weather, Mindfulness for Minis and Halloween Harvest. We will be joined by our buddies at Auntie Orn’s Organic Cooking and some other very special facilitators for special subjects and sustainability.

 

End of the month sweetness

Donut Workshop

We would love to invite you for a morning time explosion of flavor and fun with Pam Pimmas, the creator of wowpam.com and former owner of The Dorm Bakery in Chiang Mai. On August 27th we’ll be having a donut making workshop from 10- 12 pm, students ages 3-12 are welcome to join. Space is limited so please contact us to reserve your space.

Pam is a truly passionate baker and being that brings excitement and enthusiasm to her craft, we hope you can join us for this special event. Check out photos from her last visit to Kids Yoga Garden here.

 

We're on Vacation

We also want to remind everyone we will be off for the first week of September. Weekend camp will resume September 9th and 10th and we hope to see you then!

 

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Homeschool Learning Group

Our bi weekly meet up will resume August 1st at 9:30 a.m.

Students ages 7-9 are welcome to join our multi level learning group. This group encourages teamwork, creative learning and leadership through peer led skill shares and facilitated activities. Topics include: cooking, sustainable earth science, phonics, reading, writing, storytelling, yoga.

This session will run for 8 weeks: August 1 – Sept 29, with a break from September 4- 8. Homeschool August

For more information please contact us at: kidsyogagardenth@gmail.com

Cupcake Love

 

Last weekend our friend Hana brought her mom P’Sai, the owner of Love to Bake Home Bakery to the garden to help us with a special workshop. We got to work with P’Sai’s special baking instruments to mold icing fondant into a host of feathery friends. We rolled and flattened, cut and placed our fondant on top of the yummy vanilla cake. By the end of class there were little owls on a branch and also some ducks and chickens. Thanks P’Sai for your patient and caring tutorial! We had so much fun!

One of the cupcakes became our snack, and the other we took home to share with our families, mmm mmm good.

 

Making Soap

Let’s face it, we like to get dirty. Playing in the garden, digging up worms, paint ball, art explorations— you name it, we’ve tried it. So when Auntie Orn suggested making some of her 99% natural soap with us we couldn’t resist the opportunity to learn how to clean up– the garden fresh way. We used coconut oil, bio char, tomatoes, butterfly pea flowers, tamarind and more to make fun leaf molds of silky soap.

 

 

Thanks again Auntie Orn! See you tomorrow for eco brick making and compost creation! Untitled-1111 (2)

Shampoo making

 

This weekend we had the pleasure of hosting Auntie Orn in our kitchen for an all-natural shampoo making workshop.

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First we recorded our garden fresh ingredients in pictures and words.

Then we designed our bottle packaging and named our shampoo, ‘Dove’, ‘Eat Me’, and ‘Song kran’ were some of our favorite titles.

Next, we added our ingredients to a large bowl to prepare for boiling.

image2Once the mixture was cooled, we used our hands to squeeze ‘Ban Me’ leaves and release the soapy consistency into the liquid.

 

Finally, we strained our fragrant mixture and bottled it to take home.

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Thanks Auntie Orn for the visit, we can’t wait for our next Sustainability for Kids workshop! See you on Saturday for soap-making!