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5 Fun Facts About Rockets

5 Fun Facts About Rockets

Here are 5 fun facts about Rockets that are out of this world: The first rockets were used to launch about 800 years ago Before sending humans to space, scientists sent dogs and monkeys In April 1961, the first human used a giant rocket to journey into outer space. He...

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How to Draw a Frog

How to Draw a Frog

Fun frog factsWould you like our Dan The Gardener & Friends FREE Activity Book for kids packed full of colouring-in, dot to dot, word searches, recycling tips and diary sheets plus much more?Visit our new printables shop hereHow to draw a frog

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How to draw a shark

How to draw a shark

Fun facts about sharks Sharks do not have bones. Most sharks have good eyesight. Sharks have special electroreceptor organs. Sharkskin feels similar to sandpaper. Sharks can go into a trance. Sharks have been around a very long time. Scientists age sharks by counting...

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How to draw a butterfly

How to draw a butterfly

My name is Gigi The Butterfly and I thought it would be great to show you how to draw a butterfly. You can read all about me here. A few butterfly facts Butterflies and Moths have four stages in their lives The Egg Larva (Caterpillar) Pupa (Chrysalis) Adult fully...

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Sunflowers – One Of Natures Miracle Plants

Sunflowers – One Of Natures Miracle Plants

How amazing are Sunflowers? Sunflowers are very tall and bright yellow and easy to grow. Sunflowers can be turned into healthy snacks, useful oil, and bird seeds. They were cultivated in North America as far back as 3000 BC.  They were developed for food, medicine,...

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Plant Dictionary

Plant Dictionary

Labelling Plants If you are an indoor or outdoor gardener with children there are some factors to take into consideration. Many plants, leaves and seeds are dangerous if ingested, this can include handmade jewellery consisting of beads, nuts and seeds. All plants have...

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What is Compost?

What is Compost?

What is Compost? Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed in a process called composting. This process recycles various organic materials otherwise regarded as waste products and produces a nutrient-rich soil. You can easily buy compost from a gardening...

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What Happens in Spring?

What Happens in Spring?

What Happens in Spring It seems that spring has arrived a little early this year so here are a few interesting things I have noticed. The word Spring means to jump into action and that’s just what animals and plants do in this season. Spring is one of my favourite...

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Honey Bees – Life Cycle Video

Honey Bees – Life Cycle Video

Would you like our Dan The Gardener & Friends FREE Activity Book for kids packed full of colouring-in, dot to dot, word searches, recycling tips and diary sheets plus much more? The amazing Honey Bee Honey bees make honey from pollen and nectar collected from...

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Spiders and Daddy Longlegs

Spiders and Daddy Longlegs

I love Spiders and Daddy Longlegs and there are more spiders expected this autumn around Great Britain and experts say this is a good thing. Spiders are essential for biodiversity, which balance is of great importance for the quality of human life as well. Read more...

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Organic Gardening for Kids

Organic Gardening for Kids

Organic Kids Gardening This is a way to grow plants without using any harmful chemicals in the garden that might damage the soil. If the soil has been damaged by chemicals is makes it harder for the plants to absorb nutrients making them an easier target for diseases...

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Recycling Steel

Recycling Steel

Recycling Steel Steel is the most recycled material on the planet, more than all other materials combined because it is strong and durable. Steel uses a lot of energy to make, but the good news is that it can be recycled over and over again. So by recycling, a lot of...

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Recycling Plastic

Recycling Plastic

Recycling Plastic Plastic is a very common material and can be used for almost anything. It is used for furniture, car interiors, toys, bags, even clothing. You can only recycle some types of plastic e.g. milk bottles, plastic bottles. Plastic is made from oil, &...

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Recycling Paper

Recycling Paper

Recycling Paper is a very easy product to recycle. It is clean, can be disposed of in your house, and it is quickly made into other products. In fact, paper and card make up nearly half of the materials collected from households for recycling. It can take as little as...

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Spider Spinning a Web

Spider Spinning a Web

MOHAMED ABDULLA SHAFEEG/GETTY IMAGESWould you like our Dan The Gardener & Friends FREE Activity Book for kids packed full of colouring-in, dot to dot, word searches, recycling tips and diary sheets plus much more?Fun Spider Facts for Kids Spiders can spin webs of...

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Wind Farms

Wind Farms

What is a Wind Farm? Wind farms are the name given to a number of large three pin windmills that create energy for houses and businesses with the power of the wind. Wind farms are becoming more popular because they so are great as they run on the power of the earth...

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White Chocolate and Apricots Krispy Cakes

White Chocolate and Apricots Krispy Cakes

White Chocolate and Apricot Krispy CakesIngredients: 100g white chocolate 50g apricots 90g rice krispies Equipment: Cake cases Heatproof mixing bowl Wooden spoon Wire rack Saucepan Would you like our Dan The Gardener & Friends FREE Activity Book for kids packed...

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The Best Way to Water Your Plants

The Best Way to Water Your Plants

The best way to water your plants The best water to feed your plants with is rainwater. Rainwater has all of the natural minerals that plants need and use to stay healthy and grow strong. But it does not rain all of the time so when you cannot collect rainwater it is...

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Winter Gardening for Children

Winter Gardening for Children

Winter Gardening for Children Even in the colder months of autumn and winter when lots of plants have lost their leaves some vegetables prefer to be planted so they are ready for the start of spring. Some vegetables even need a touch of frost to improve their flavour....

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Sunflower Seed Bread

Sunflower Seed Bread

Sunflower Seed Bread Ingredients: 224 g strong bread flour 120 ml of warm water ½ tsp dried fast-action yeast 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp of salt 1 heaped tbsp of sunflower seeds Equipment:  Jug Sieve 2 Mixing bowls Baking tin Cling film Wooden spoon Wire rack A tablespoon...

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Kathy Rustell

My name is Kathy Rustell and I am the creator of Dan the Gardener and Friends. The information on our blog is here to help parents encouraging Kids Gardening and to respect nature by recycling, reducing water, re-using products, growing plants, fruit and vegetables, being healthy and having fun!

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