GECKO sprouts little Seeds with outdoor mud, fun and sun

Photo courtesy Kirsten Le Roux  Stewart Bellina instructs kids from Seeds of Learning to “leave no trace” outdoors during GECKO’s day out with the preschoolers.

Photo courtesy Kirsten Le Roux
Stewart Bellina instructs kids from Seeds of Learning to “leave no trace” outdoors during GECKO’s day out with the preschoolers.

By Kirsten Le Roux
Special to The PREVIEW

On Friday morning, 30 little Seeds (students from Seeds of Learning) marched down the road to Yamaguchi Park. The sun was already hot, so they were delighted to arrive to a snack of trail mix and lots of refreshing water. After a rest in the shade, they went on a scavenger hunt. They were tasked to find lots of interesting things in nature. Each had to return from the hunt with something bumpy, three kinds of leaves, a flower petal, three different sticks, something smooth and something soft.

Excited for the challenge, 4-year-old Grace Rohwer announced, “Poop is soft. I found some dog poop.”

The children then played ball toss and took time to decorate the sidewalks with colorful chalk drawings. They each received a sticker in their “outdoor passports” for all of their activities completed.

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This story was posted on June 25, 2015.