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Week days after e.g. 3.30pm suits us best 3 16.67%
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Old 17.05.2009, 15:16
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Flower arranging for Kids

I am planning to organise a couple of 'flower arranging for kids' sessions aiming at children between the ages of 5 and 7 to begin with. The session would be between one and half hour to two hours long, depending on the project and would either be organised after school at ..say 4.00pm (?) or on the weekend. I plan on working with a group of a maximum of 8 children.

I would appreciate any input I get from families with children of this age on what days of the week/weekends and times they would prefer. I can see no one else seems to be organising this sort of an activity with children and there never seems to be enough to do for kids around here. The kids will have something they will have made to take home and show off to their families and in the process learn about different flowers, how to be handle them, turn them into little masterpieces and ofcourse make new friends in the process.

The activity is not a profit making one, but there will still be a charge to accomodate materials, supplies and room hire.
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Re: Flower arranging for Kids

Surely someone has something to say about this...
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Re: Flower arranging for Kids

Would probably help to pick a date and post it in the calendar.
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I think it's a great idea - anything creative like that must be good for kids.

Can I suggest that you include a bit where they can also plant seeds and bulbs so they know where all the flowers they are arranging actually come from in the first place?

I also have fond memories of doing stuff like flower pressing and even making daisy chains.
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Would probably help to pick a date and post it in the calendar.
Probably would have done that, except I need to know whether weekends or weekdays are best and at the moment the poll results dont say much :P

I need to book a venue/room accordingly.
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Re: Flower arranging for Kids

There's loads of fields with wild flowers out at the moment, if you found one near a picnic area you could do it all out in the open. The kids would see where the flowers came from and could make their own bunches with bells and ribbons.

Bit weather dependent though and you'd need to know all the wild flower names.
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There's loads of fields with wild flowers out at the moment, if you found one near a picnic area you could do it all out in the open. The kids would see where the flowers came from and could make their own bunches with bells and ribbons.

Bit weather dependent though and you'd need to know all the wild flower names.

I always thought you couldn't pick flowers in public areas, parks etc.. thanks for the info and tip!
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Re: Flower arranging for Kids

Can you say where abouts in zurich you would be? My daughter likes plants and nature, so maybe something for her.
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Can you say where abouts in zurich you would be? My daughter likes plants and nature, so maybe something for her.
The plan is to organise it at Tezet in Oerlikon.. I am looking into organising it for the first week of June, so please keep a look out on the social calendar.
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I can see no one else seems to be organising this sort of an activity with children and there never seems to be enough to do for kids around here.
My 7 year old daughter would enjoy this, but she has no time! On the weekdays after school, there is swimming, cinema club, sports and story time at the local library, just to mention a few, at the weekend there is sports, girl guides, arts and crafts etc... I can't imaging the kids in the Zurich are are finding it difficult to find things to do. I would suggest you make sure you have the numbers before you commit to the financials.

Good luck with that,

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My 7 year old daughter would enjoy this, but she has no time! On the weekdays after school, there is swimming, cinema club, sports and story time at the local library, just to mention a few, at the weekend there is sports, girl guides, arts and crafts etc... I can't imaging the kids in the Zurich are are finding it difficult to find things to do. I would suggest you make sure you have the numbers before you commit to the financials.

Good luck with that,

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Fair point Jim.. Perhaps I don't have a seven year to know how busy and active their lives can get and I thank you for pointing it out. However, I also know from experience and observation that whenever children walk into a florists they want to touch and feel flowers out of sheer curiosity and fasination and more often than not, are not allowed to do so. My aim here is to take the mystery factor out of them so people would be less intimidated by them and buy, use and enjoy them more often...

I am pretty sure there is plenty of kids out there who would like to learn what they can do with flowers - even from their back gardens. Its all about getting creative and having fun while learning something new. They will take away something from it at the end of the day and will, no doubt, learn to use their own imagination to brighten up their own environments using simple techniques that they can pick up in these sessions.
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