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Here’s an activity kids can do with weeds:
- plant/weed guide book
- small bags
- writing and drawing instruments
- crayons without paper for rubbings
- Find weeds growing around your program area.
- Collect them to bring inside and compare.
- Check your local library or the Internet for plant guides to see if you can identify the weeds.
- See if you can find out how different weeds may be useful. For example, dandelions were brought to the United States from Europe for salads, soups, and as a coffee substitute.
- Children can also draw the different weeds or try to do rubbings with them.
Source(s): 100 Nature Activities for Kids (Activity F2). Adapted from Kathleen Carroll’s A Guide to Great Field Trips (Zephyr Press, 2007)
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