While the snow was still on the ground, we decided to try our hand at a garden. We chose our seeds of peas and carrots. The children enjoyed filling egg cartons with soil, picking which seeds they wanted to plant, and watering the planted seeds. Once it was warm enough we moved our little seedlings to the outdoor garden. The children dug the holes and helped to put the plants into the soil. As we watched our garden grow, we noticed lots of flowers, then lots of peas. The children helped us pick the peas that were ready, they were sweet and delicious. Allowing the children to have a hand in the garden is showing them where some of our food comes from and how they can start their own gardens at home with their families. Gardening has taught them how to work together as a group to create something from beginning to end. Soon the children will be able to start picking the carrots out of the garden.