Kids get plant­ing for tree day

Day care kids get dig­ging

Whitsunday Times - - KIDS’ ZONE -

THE kids of Lorraine and Des­ley’s Fam­ily Day Care rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty plant­ing toma­toes last week in the lead up to Na­tional Tree Day.

Co-or­di­na­tor of Whit­sun­day Shire Fam­ily Day Care, Tracy Healey, said it was a won­der­ful day for the chil­dren.

“Ev­ery child and ed­u­ca­tor went home with their very own tomato plant kindly do­nated by Bun­nings. We can’t wait to watch them grow and see what the ed­u­ca­tors and chil­dren make with them,” she said.

The Can­non­vale and Proser­pine plant­ings taught chil­dren about where food comes from and how to nur­ture a plant.

The kids learned that plants needed to “drink” and needed “food” and sun­light to grow.

Ms Healey said the ac­tiv­ity would con­tinue as the plants grew, with plans un­der way to make tomato soup come har­vest time.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

PLANT PARTY: Ross from Bun­nings demon­strates tree plant­ing to the chil­dren of the Whit­sun­day Shire Fam­ily Day Care.

Charli Scott, Tarni Hen­shaw, Neave McLaren, Katy Al­li­son and Eva Holmes head­ing back to Katys fam­ily day care.

Au­gus­tus Wil­son scoop­ing the pot­ting mix into a pot.

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Halle En­nis scoop­ing up the pot­ting mix.

Jasper Korosec and Halle En­nis.

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