Children: What have you tried so far?
It might be helpful if forum members with children could post their children's ages and discuss what Green Wizards-ish lessons have been well-received so far. I'd love to get ideas from what others are doing.
I have a daughter (almost 12) and son (9). We live in a city, but luckily they spend many weeks in the summer on their grandparents' farm and so have the opportunity to learn a wider range of skills there than we can always manage at home. So far we've worked on, and continue to work on:
- bird identification
- caring for chickens
- weeding and harvesting in the garden
- extracting honey
- cooking (still early days with this) and baking (they find this more exciting, of course!)
- sewing (just my daughter so far; she's working on her first quilt)
- frugality and energy efficiency in general (why we turn off lights, turn down the heat, use hot water bottles, etc.)
- mythology and legends (working our way through the major traditions)
Still to come:
- planting a postage stamp garden
- beekeeping in general