Compost stew is a delightful, rhyming story with each page listing the ingredients in alphabetical order for making “dark, rich, crumbly compost stew”. Starting the “stew” with Apple cores and topping it all off with Zinnias, the author Mary McKenna Siddals involves the children in collecting, saving, hauling and tossing the various ingredients “into the pot/ and let it all rot/into Compost Stew.”
Use the book as a starting point for your next compost project in your service. If you don’t have the possibility to make a compost in your service let the children draw their own compost stew. What ingredients can and can’t they put into a compost? Why? What do they think happens to all the ingredients?
With our book recommendations, we want to spark an interest in children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Most books go beyond the obvious STEM connections and can be a great starting point for exploring children’s questions and ideas further.
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Article author: Tina Gaertner
Graphic Design & Marketing Support
Tina combines her love of graphic design with a master’s degree in adult education. She loves using her creativity and digital expertise to contribute to changing young children’s lives.