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Classes for Children and Families

 

About Lil' Sprouts
All Lil' Sprouts classes are: - Designed for children ages 3-5 and one accompanying adult. - Allow time for children to have meaningful experiences with nature then reflect in various learning activities - Great for pre-school preparation, as well as hands-on fun for all involved.

Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow in the Garden: Wild About Wildflowers
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow in the Garden: Trains
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- English Perennial Border
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the English perennial border and the array of flowers and greenery that call this garden home.

Thursday, August 16 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- English Perennial Border
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the English perennial border and the array of flowers and greenery that call this garden home.

Friday, August 17 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow in the Garden: Read Your Veggies
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, September 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Children's Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. In this month's class we will explore the children's garden and the many ways we can use nature to teach the senses.

Thursday, September 6 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Children's Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. In this month's class we will explore the children's garden and the many ways we can use nature to teach the senses.

Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow in the Garden: Insects Everywhere
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, October 3 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Rose Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the rose garden, where we'll explore the many different colors and discover why flowers come in such an array of hues.

Thursday, October 4 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Rose Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the rose garden, where we'll explore the many different colors and discover why flowers come in such an array of hues.

Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow in the Garden: Autumn Leaves
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, November 7 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration: Victorian Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the Victorian garden, where we'll seek out the different artifacts that hide in the garden and discover just what it takes to be deemed a "Victorian" garden.

Thursday, November 8 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration-Victorian Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the Victorian garden, where we'll seek out the different artifacts that hide in the garden and discover just what it takes to be deemed a "Victorian" garden.

Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow in the Garden: Tree-Rific
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, December 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Floral Display Hall
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the floral display hall and the grand poinsettia tree that delights guests each December.

Thursday, December 6 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Floral Display Hall
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the floral display hall and the grand poinsettia tree that delights guests each December.

Friday, December 21 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow in the Garden: Hibernation Celebration
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the tropical side of the conservatory, where we'll search for palm trees that call our conservatory home and figure out what makes them different than our native tree species.

Thursday, January 10 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the tropical side of the conservatory, where we'll search for palm trees that call our conservatory home and figure out what makes them different than our native tree species.

Wednesday, February 6 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the temperate side of the conservatory and the plants that grow in the cool climate similar to our Southern states.

Thursday, February 7 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the temperate side of the conservatory and the plants that grow in the cool climate similar to our Southern states.

Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Festival Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the festival garden. We'll talk about the hundreds of bulbs this garden holds and what makes them the first flowers of spring.

Thursday, March 7 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Festival Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the festival garden. We'll talk about the hundreds of bulbs this garden holds and what makes them the first flowers of spring.

Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Garden in the Glen and Arboretum
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. In this month's class we will explore the Garden in the Glen and the arboretum, and learn about signs such as nests and feeders to figure out where many of the garden's birds call home.

Thursday, April 4 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Garden in the Glen and Arboretum
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. In this month's class we will explore the Garden in the Glen and the arboretum, and learn about signs such as nests and feeders to figure out where many of the garden's birds call home.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Model Railroad Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the model railroad garden, where we'll discover more about the landmark buildings and G-scale model trains that create this wonderful garden.

Thursday, May 2 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Garden Exploration- Model Railroad Garden
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the model railroad garden, where we'll discover more about the landmark buildings and G-scale model trains that create this wonderful garden.
For more information or to register
Advance registration is required at least one week in advance of all Lil' Sprouts classes. Register online at www.lauritzengardens.org or call Allison Dush at a.dush@omahabotanicalgardens.org or (402) 346-4002, ext. 253. Read and Grow in the Garden is a drop-in program and requires no pre-registration.
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