Children’s Groups

Children’s Groups

Families with infants to preschool-aged kids

Early childhood education is a vital part of our overall education line-up and we recognize the significance of a variety of stimulating experiences for a child’s brain growth and development. Equally important, these programs are fun for children and parents alike.

Programs - Children’s Groups

A pre-literacy program incorporating letters, sounds, flashcard words, farm chores and lots of fun.

Price: $5 per student, $3.50 per teacher

A program comparing past, present and future using farm chores and old-fashioned games.

Price: $5 per student, $3.50 per teacher

The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden presents imaginative, child-friendly activities to help families navigate ten areas of the Children’s Garden. Cards provide suggestions for three age/difficulty levels. 

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A kid-friendly guided tour for preschool groups in the fall, explores the textures, patterns and scents of leaves. Great practice for counting, sorting, measuring and color identification. 

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The Kids Tram is offered seasonally. Please check the Events Calendar page for dates and times.

In this program students will learn how food starts at a farm, and ends up on their plates. They will explore what plants need to grow by planting a seed and harvesting a vegetable. They will discover the variety of food grown on a farm and the work involved by trying fun farm chores. They will also learn about parts of a plant and why eating a variety of food is important by tasting a root, stem, leaf and flower.

Good summer program.

Price: $5 per student, $3.50 per teacher


Interested in any of these programs? Please contact the Outdoor Education Manager at (616) 974-5224 or the Indoor Education Manager at (616) 974-5239.