Children's Activities in the Garden

Story Time    Little Green Thumbs    Kids' Corner    Kids' Tours


Story Time in the Garden

Story Time in the Garden

Children enjoy story time in the garden.

Story Time will be held for children pre-school through second grade 10 AM every Thursday in June, July, and August in the Entry Garden pavilion around the statue of Carl Linnaeus.

We also schedule an evening event once in both the spring and the fall we call Story Time under the Stars beginning at 6:30pm to accommodate families whose schedules don't permit attending during the day. It's a wonderful opportunity to see how beautiful the garden is as the sun goes down.

Picture books with garden themes will be read followed by an activity in the Linnaeus Garden.

Story Time is free to the public and is held rain or shine (we'll move into the barn)

Story Time Under the Stars, 6:30PM::

  • May 05:   Flowers, birds and bees
  • October 12:   Pumpkins, night creatures, and the moon

Spring Break Special: Thursday, March 17, 10AM Monarchs and Milkweed

Thursday Mornings, 10AM:

  • June 02:   Weather/Rain
  • June 09:   Ladybugs/Insects
  • June 16:   Butterflies/Moths
  • June 23:   Ponds/Fish/Frogs
  • June 30:   Worms/Compost/Soil
  • July 07   Down on the Farm
  • July 14   Vegetables/Fruits
  • July 21   Five Senses in the Garden
  • July 28:   Trees/Leaves
  • August 04  Creatures in the Garden
  • August 11  Art in the Garden
  • August 18  Monarch Migration
  • August 25  Scarecrows

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Little Green Thumbs

Little Green Thumbs plant vegetables in May

Planting fun!.

Little Green Thumbs is a program for children ages 6-12 designed to give them hands-on, in-depth learning experiences to introduce them to the world of gardening.

Classes are held on the last Tuesday of each month, May through August, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. They are taught by trained Linnaeus Gardeners.

Pre-registration is required so we can have the correct materials needed for that day’s projects. Fees for the program are $10 per child per class session. To register, please call Toni at 918-746-5125.

  • Tuesday, May 31, How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • Tuesday, June 28, Attracting Our Garden Friends
  • Tuesday, July 26, Art in the Garden
  • Saturday, August 27, A Harvest Party

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Learning Activities in the "Kids' Corner" of the Linnaeus Visitors' Barn

Kids' Corner

A little boy tries out a Kids' Corner activity in the garden.

On the two potting tables on the east wall in the Linnaeus Garden Visitors' Barn you will discover various garden activities to share with children.

Featured on the north table are hands-on items that we think will be of interest to children of all ages.

On the south table is a themed display that changes at the beginning of each month with activities for children to do at the garden as well as a take-home project.

Between the two tables is a display bookshelf with a collection of children's picture books related to gardening and nature. We invite visitors with children to borrow books from this shelf to take out into the garden to read for their own personal story time.

Each month a topic related to gardening is explored and accompanied by follow-up activities.

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Children's Tours

Kids in the Garden

Children take a guided tour of the Linnaeus Vegetable Garden.

Linnaeus Garden Volunteers love to show off our garden. We are available to give tours to classes from public and private schools, homeschool groups, scouts, and other children's groups.

Linnaeus tour guides are happy to provide free tours for groups of all sizes on Tuesday and wednesday. Other days may be available with advanced notice.

If you are interested in arranging a tour for your Children’s group, contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 918-746-5136 or 918-746-5125 at the Tulsa Garden Center.