Beatrix Potter Garden Party

  • Location
    Jupiter, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    4 and Under
    5 to 7 Years
    8 to 10 Years
  • Group Type
    Community-Based Program

The Problem

Beatrix Potter is known for her stories. She should also be known for all she did for the countryside as well as for women in science and business.

Our Plan

Children will listen to The Tale of Peter Rabbit while decorating their own clay pots. Then, we will listen to Saving the Countryside: The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit. We will discuss the incredible work Beatrix Potter did and the legacy she left for generations to enjoy to this day. Children will receive their own vegetable plants to garden like Mr. McGregor and enjoy home-grown food!

Themes Addressed

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    Habitat Destruction
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    Reasons for Hope

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We had a successful program and a successful garden! I think both the children and parents enjoyed learning how one person, such as Beatrix Potter, can make a difference. It was an inspirational day!

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned the power of a single person to make a difference in their community. Beatrix Potter did just that! We also learned about gardening and how to care for our plants. We learned harvesting our own vegetables requires work in order to gain reward! But it is worth it!

What I/we might change:

For some reason there was a very slim selection of vegetable seedlings available! Next time I will plan it for another time of year or check what sources will be available! The children weren’t thrilled about Brussel sprouts, cabbage and broccoli (but my son was)! I would also research the pot size requirements for the plants and plan accordingly for families that don’t have outdoor garden space available.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the plants grow and then the joy my young son had in harvesting his crop! I was also pleasantly surprised with how interested the children were in the biography of Beatrix Potter. I thought they may be a bit bored by it, but they asked so many questions and were so reflective. They took a lot to heart! That was inspiring and the greatest part.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Take care of your garden. Water your plants as often as you can remember! The not Florida sun can be brutal on the young plants!

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