Kids at the Gardens: Feed Me!

There are lots of exciting programmes for families and kids at Gardens by the Bay during the March holidays and Anya had a preview of one of the programmes last Saturday. She learnt about carnivorous plants in Feed Me! and made one from recycled materials to take home with her.

Feed Me! is suitable for kids 4-6 years old. Before a tour of the conservatories, the kids learnt about the various things that plants need to survive, then they discovered how different plants thrive in different ways. The kids were fascinated by the carnivorous plants, especially the Venus flytrap, and the craft activity after the tour ensured that they each had a Venus flytrap souvenir to catch ‘insects’ with.

talking about what plants need

talking about what plants need

looking at how some plants store water

looking at how some plants store water

why is the baobab tree so fat?

why is the baobab tree so fat?

how do some plants get water from the air?

how do some plants get nutrients from the air?

Anya playing with the mist

Anya playing with the mist

checking out some carnivorous plants

checking out some carnivorous plants

pitcher plants

pitcher plants

spot the Venus flytrap

Venus flytrap

learning to make a Venus flytrap

learning to make a Venus flytrap

catching flies with their Venus flytraps

catching flies with their Venus flytraps

Some of the other programmes include learning about how plants reproduce, what the creatures in the soil do and the ecosystem at the Kingfisher Lake. There are also fun activities for the family. I’m keen to sign Anya up for Stories in the Understorey, another programme suitable for kids 4-6 years old. Sign your kids up for the March school holidays public programmes at Gardens by the Bay now!

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