Kids Camp sows curiosity about plants

Silas Haynes, 5, watches as his brother, Shep Haynes, 3,
hammers flowers while dying a hankerchief during
Outdoor Kids Camp Wednesday morning at Prairie Loft
Center in Hastings.

In the book “The Carrot Seed,” a young boy plants a carrot seed and waits for it to grow.

“His mother said, ‘I’m afraid it won’t come up.’ His father said, ‘I’m afraid it won’t come up.’ His big brother said, ‘It won’t come up.’

“Every day the little boy pulled up the weeds around the seed and sprinkled the ground with water.”

Then one day, the carrot’s green leaves popped out of the ground and soon the little boy had a big fat carrot of his own.

“Is that how it really happens? No,” Amy Sandeen told a group of 3- to 6-year-olds sitting around her.

“The rest of the story is true,” she said. “You have to be very patient for plants to grow.”

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