332/366 Composting for kids

My daughter got a compost kit for her birthday last week, and she decided today was the day to get it started. We picked up some potting soil from the store and placed some cucumbers (on one side) and banana peels (on the the other side) in front of magnifying windows so we can keep a close eye on the changes that happen as the different plants decompose. 

Placing some cucumbers in potting soil, so we can watch them decompose. 

Cucum(ber), looking composed, or at least pre-decomposed.

The date it all began.

Checking out their work.