Youth Classes

Youth Classes

Weekly Walkups

Sponsored by Full Circle Bookstore

  • June 24 – August 9, Monday – Friday, 10am – Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Drop-in activities; $2 suggested donation per child

Come to the Children’s Garden for some fun activities that explore the world of plants. Groups of 10 or more please contact Lily Christman, at (405) 445-5162, for more information about group activities. Themes are Make-it Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Reading Wednesdays, “Think Green” Thursdays and Find-it Fridays.

Family Workshop: Pressed Flowers

  • Thursday, August 15, 6-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • Member $10; Nonmember $12
  • Best for ages 6 to 11
  • Register by Friday, August 9

Learn how to turn beautiful blooms into craft creations.  We’ll start by learning about, and collecting materials from, the Prairie Garden. Then, we will head inside to preserve our findings. Each attendee will go home with their own small book of pressed flowers and ideas for making crafts year-round.

Family Workshop: Garden Story Stones

  • Saturday, August 17, 2-3pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Best for ages 8 to 12
  • Register by Tuesday, July 30

In this class, we will combine nature, art, and storytelling to encourage creative play in your garden space. We’ll start by each creating a set of story stones, and then talk about the types of plants, landscapes and creatures we would encounter in our garden. Using our story stones, we will share tales of our garden adventures with each other.

Little Saplings

  • Fall Session
  • Every other Tuesday
  • August 27, September 10, September 24, October 8, October 22, November 5, November 19, December 3
  • 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • Register by Friday before

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games and interactive nature fun. Toddlers – and parents – will learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

Woodland Terrariums

  • Friday, September 6, 6-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • M $12; NM $15
  • Best for ages 6 to 12
  • Register by Monday, September 2

Create a fall terrarium to last all winter long. Learn a bit about woodland creatures as we make a woodland theme glass globe planter using easy-to-care-for succulents and mini woodland animals and flora.

Magical Monarch Migration

  • Thursday, September 12, 6-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $5; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 7 to 10
  • Register by Monday, September 9

Every fall, millions of monarchs travel south to Mexico. Here in Oklahoma, we are lucky to see this migration happen.  In this class, we will learn about this marvelous creature with crafts and games and find a few ways we can help them arrive safely in Mexico. Put your new knowledge to work and join us the next two Fridays after this class for monarch tagging in the Children’s Garden.  

Sprouting Chefs: Healthful Mug Cakes 

Presented by Sprouts

  • Saturday, September 14, 10-11:30am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $15; Nonmember $17
  • Taught by Toni Washington
  • For families, preferably kids ages 7 and up
  • Register by Tuesday, September 10

Learn how to make quick and healthful mug cakes without the hassle and time of using an oven. We’ll talk about simple ingredients, like flour, sugar and fruit and then get to creating and eating these tasty cakes. Everyone will get to decorate and take their mug home to continue the fun.

Sprouting Chefs: Pumpkins and Apples and Fall

Presented by Sprouts

  • Saturday, September 21, 10-11am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $10; Nonmember $12
  • Donna Jung, FCS Extension Educator with Canadian County
  • For families and children ages 5 and up
  • Register by Tuesday, September 17

Dive right into all things fall as we talk about two of our favorite fall fruits – apples and pumpkins.  We’ll learn about these fruits and then make a few easy and creative recipes using them, including how to spice up your pancakes.