With many of us — particularly those with young, unvaccinated kids — avoiding crowds and organized activities, take-home activity kits are more important than ever.
Kubota Garden Foundation and the UW Botanic Gardens combined forces for Exploration Kits. They are simple, fun activities for kids and grownups to do together. The fall kit, “Seedapalooza,” talks about the changing seasons and nearby outdoor places.
No teaching experience or botanical expertise is required: It’s all in the kit!
How to get your take-home activity kit
Sign up, beginning Oct. 1. The kits are designed for kids ages 4 to 12. Also, each kit serves up to four children and their caregivers.
Cost is determined by you: The suggested range is from free to $7, depending on need. (Mailing is another $5; however, the kits can be picked up at the Washington Park Arboretum or Kubota Garden Foundation Office.)
The “Seedapalooza” kit will include a story, a hands-on experiment involving seeds, and templates to design a “treecopter,” or flying seed. In addition, there’s a scavenger hunt and information for self-guided tour of Kubota Garden, Finally, you will get treasure maps to both Kubota and Washington Park Arboretum.
There is also information to learn about Hiroshima Peace Seeds at the Seattle Japanese Garden, plus information about a tool to help you learn about trees in your own neighborhood.