Life Lab

Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

Materials:

  • Fresh, "living" worm compost.
  • Download and print up worm bin bingo pages and laminate or cover in plastic sleeves.
  • Pennies, beans, or other small items to mark bingo cards.
  • Tweezers, hand lenses, and/or sticks to explore worm compost.

 How to play:

Pass out bingo cards to each child or pair of children.

Place one large scoop of worm bin content on a piece of newspaper and place on a table or the ground for a pair or small group of children to explore.

Have children explore the worm bin contents and critters and fill in their bingo cards.

Switch cards and continue playing.

Download set of 20 Worm Bin Bingo Cards (12mb PDF)

Worm Bin Bingo cards were created by the Santa Cruz Home Composting Program. Learn more about composting at home, school or work at www.compostsantacruzcounty.org

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Camp staff has arrived! We can’t wait to greet all the campers next week. We have spots still available for 4-6 year olds, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lifelab.org has all the details.
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Life Lab has been the most innovative and relevant organization in this field. From providing the best curriculum to their cutting edge professional development, we have relied on Life Lab as our go to organization for support, ideas, and collaboration.
Rachel PringleSenior Director of ProgramsEducation Outside
Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.
Erica CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps
Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.
Sheila BrickenKindergarten TeacherSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary
Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.
Tara NeierCamp ParentSummer camp mom