The kids each claimed their own little garden patch and we sectioned them off into squares as advised in the Square Foot Gardening book, which I highly recommend! It makes gardening seem so do-able! The squares are fun for kids because they can pick and choose what they want each square to be. When these cold weather crops are done we'll just plant something else in the squares. You should see the giant pile of flower seeds we have, I let the kids have free run of the 30 cent seed rack!
The sticks in the back row are "pea sticks!" I love this idea, I found it on this gardening blog. Mine probably won't work quite as well as hers, I didn't use quite as many sticks. But my plan is to wrap the sticks with twine as the peas need places to climb. (Don't you love the kids' little watering cans? :) They're from our sand/bath toys, but they really really wanted to water their gardens with them right away! It took them about 20 trips back and forth to the spigot!)