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Garbage to Good Stuff Composting Kit

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Garbage to Good Stuff Composting Kit    Nothing goes to waste in nature! This wonderful kit saves you $3.95 over purchasing items individually.
Children learn how nature turns trash into treasure... with redworms and sunflowers! Create a worm bin to observe how worms turn kitchen scraps into compost. Then use that compost to provide nutrients for growing, glowing sunflowers.
  • Cup of 75-100 red worms (with instructions for creating worm composting bin)
  • Sunflower Challenge (25 seed packs plus instructions)
  • Redworm and sunflower information and activities available for download FREE on this website.  

Redworms (75-100 per cup) arrive wriggling and ready to start eating your trash. Set up your bin, lay shredded newspaper as bedding and occasionally add food scraps, grass cuttings, fallen leaves and other biodegradable garbage to the bin. Your worms will eat the trash you give them and create their own waste (worm castings). Collect castings and mix into potting soil, garden beds or simply sprinkle on potted plants. The castings are full of the nutrients plants need to grow, bloom and create tasty fruits and vegetables.

Our Sunflower Challenge comes with 25 individual seed packets and instructions for sprouting seeds right in your classroom. Create pots from cups, newspaper, egg cartons or pop-up seed starters. Plant your seeds, watch them sprout, observe as they grow and then transplant to larger pots or outdoor garden areas. Send a seed packet home with each child so they can try to grow sunflowers from seed to bloom over the summer. Children are invited to submit a picture of themselves with their blooming plants. Earth's Birthday Project sends back a prize. It's our way of saying "Thanks for being kind so kind to our Earth!Ē
Available: Can be shipped from March through October, while seed supply lasts.
For instructions on how to care for your red worms, view or download:
For instructions on how to start seeds in the classroom and participate in the Sunflower Challenge, view or print:
Ready to learn more about your worms and your sunflower seeds? Get right to it with these activities.
Learn all the parts of your red worm! Worksheet and key.
Did you know that worms have no bones? Itís true! Odd, interesting and humorous facts about worms, plus a quiz sheet for testing your new knowledge.
Students build their observation skills by looking closely at red worms and sharing their observations.
How do worms help us recycle? Read about the process and learn how nature lets nothing go to waste.
Learn all the parts of your sunflowers, from seed to bloom! Worksheet and key.
A great group of sunflower seed activities, appropriate for all ages.
Students build their observation skills by looking closely at sunflower seeds and recording their observations.
Students build their observation skills by looking closely at sunflower sprouts and recording their observations.
Now that you're working hard to turn your garbage into good stuff for plants, have some fun with these worm and sunflower activities!
Don't just read a book... make your own! Color, cut and fold. Then share with friends and family.
Get ready for a challenge... Here's a word search that will keep you looking for a bunch of words related to your red worms.
Don't just read a book... make your own! Color, cut and fold. Then share with friends and family.
A sheet just for coloring fun.
Whatís a word scramble? A fun way to work with letters! Instructions and template for printing out the word SUNFLOWERS. Students cut out letters, then see how many smaller words they can form from the vowels and consonants available. If you have older students, challenge them to make sentences as well!
Sunflowers can inspire you to sing, dance and even do a little stretch. Something a little different to your classroom!