For kids into oats
If you’re looking for an entertaining explanation of where your oatmeal comes from, Saskatchewan, Canada, farmer "Quick Dick McDick" has posted a series of videos aimed at helping children understand just that:
- Little Quicks - An Ode to Oats Part 1
- Little Quicks - An Ode to Oats Part 2
- Sow Your Seed
- Spray, you say?
- Combine to the Finish Line, and
- Haulin' Oats
Oats are a good thing! Check out the Foundations of SK Agriculture information sheet on oats and the RHET video "Awesome oats". There are also virtual classroom resources concerning different grains from Good in Every Grain (Grain Farmers of Ontario) and Alberta Heath Services.
For kids who want to learn more about plant diversity, Axel Diederichsen explains the importance of Canada’s National Genebank in this video, where he interacts with kids from a number of elementary school classes.
Playtime? Try this recipe for oat playdough!
Here's an activity book for kids about plant health: "Izzy the Inspector", and if you'd like to play a game, Danny Ward has created one. The game board, pieces, and instructions can be downloaded from this Google Drive site.
Coming up to Christmas? Don't forget to leave out some food for the reindeer!