Children’s Programs – Spring 2020

Virtual Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program

June 3rd – Germination Station

June 17th – Ladybug Life

10:00 – 11:00 am

Our virtual Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire young children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration (done in your own backyard), and hands-on activities. Each class will begin with a Zoom Circle Time and story, as well as a guided activity and Q&A period.  At the conclusion of our virtual class (approximately 20-25 minutes), students are encouraged to go outside with a parent or caregiver to complete an outdoor activity related to the topic of the day.  Activity Kits will need to be picked up at Van Vleck House & Gardens prior to the class.  Registration required.

Registration deadline: 1 week prior to class

 $7 per child/per class for Members; $10 per child/per class for Non-Members

Online registration: Click Here

Virtual Kids’ Gardening classes

Virtual Garden Tales 

 June 10th and June 24th

 3:00 – 4:00 PM

 Grades K – 2nd

 This virtual class is designed to introduce children to the joy of gardening  through seed planting, journaling, garden maintenance and outdoor exploration. Each class centers around a garden-themed book and participants will work on a planting project and other activities related to the story. The class will include a story, discussion and instruction regarding the planting project. We will also spend time journaling in garden journals. Total Zoom class time: 25 – 30 minutes). Activity kits, which will include all the materials necessary to participate in the class, will need to be picked up prior to the class. Registration required.

 $10 per class/per child for Members; $15 per class/per child for Non-Members

Registration deadline: 1 week prior to class.

Online registration: Click Here

         

Go & Grow Activity Kits

Our Go & Grow kits are designed to help you and your child enjoy quality time outside in the garden. Each kit will include supplies for one planting as well as a journal, activity sheet, and planting instructions. The Swallowtail Butterfly Garden Kit includes plants as well as seeds.
Go & Grow Sunflower Kit: $5 per kit
Go & Grow Swallowtail Butterfly Garden Kit: $10 per kit
Deadline to purchase: June 5th. Contactless pick up: June 9th.
Online purchase: Click Here

         

Van Vleck House & Gardens

All classes and events are held at 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair unless otherwise noted. For further information, log on to www.vanvleck.org. To register or for additional information, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail us at education@vanvleck.org. Become a Member of Van Vleck to take advantage of special pricing for classes and events.