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Garden Activities for Kids: A Weekly Plan

This weekly plan includes lot of garden activities for kids!  Incorporate flowers and gardening into your everyday learning with these simple ideas! 

Garden Activities for Kids

 

This week my kids start back to school, albeit online.  We have been told their expected instructional/learning time will be minimal so I wanted to have a plan to do some fun thematic activities, especially for my kindergartener.  I thought I would share this simple weekly activity plan with you so that you could join us in doing some of these activities as well!

 

My plan is to provide these activity plans on a weekly basis.  However, we are also in the process of moving so I can’t promise it will happen each week!

 

These garden activities for kids aren’t necessarily all about planting a garden, although we certainly hope to do that.  But we also are learning a variety of academic concepts using the theme of flowers and gardens.

 

(Psst… I have a notoriously black thumb so I am hoping we will have success with the first year of a vegetable garden!)

 

Garden-Themed Activities for Kids

Download the Activity Guide Here

 

Read:

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

 

As all of the libraries are currently closed due to the pandemic, you can either purchase these books or watch them being read aloud here:  Tops and Bottoms and Planting a Rainbow.

 

Write:

I have created three writing prompts that can be downloaded here.

In addition, the Consonant Digraph Garden is helpful in teaching your child about digraphs!

 

 

Math:

Flower Patterning in Lemongrass-Scented Playdough

Plant a Number Line Math Game (from 123Homeschool4Me)

Spring Counting Mat (from The Measured Mom)

Counting Carrots (could also create using simple addition, from Housing a Forest)

 

Science:

Baseball Card Sleeve Seed Planter

Parts of a Flower in Playdough (from Lessons4LittleOnes.com)

 

Art:

Wildflower Seed Bombs

Coffee Filter Flowers

 

Play:

Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt:  Grab a small bag and our printable and head out on a nature scavenger hunt!

Mud Playdough

Garden Sensory Tub (from Mess for Less)