While browsing the internet for mural ideas, I came across a great idea for a paper mural. I saw a woman who created a coral reef mural with all kinds of fish and sealife, and I thought it would be a great way to incorporate all the elements of the garden! I used the “fruit and veggie cards” and passed them out to 5 different classes of 3rd graders. Because there are so many different cards, all of the kids got their own fruit/veggie with none repeated. I had them study their card and the names of the plants in English and Spanish, and then I passed out all different colors of butcher paper and gave them some examples of how to construct their fruits/veggies. I made a tree to house the fruits that grow on trees, and then I had them label their creations with the names in English and Spanish and had them place them in on the mural. Check out their work!
I love the avocado, radicchio, corn, and cactus with prickly pear!
Also, I have been planning a mural at La Honda since I stared working at the school. There is the perfect blank wall as a backdrop for the garden that faces the street and where all the students get picked up/dropped off. One day we brainstormed ideas at afterschool garden club, and decided upon incorporating the school’s mascot (the Dolphin) with a garden. Check out the prototype below! So cute! We will start painting once the rain stops!