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It’s not quite time to start gardening yet around here, but I’ve starting collecting ideas for garden books and activities to explore as soon as the weather breaks. These ideas are great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids.
Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!
This sweet book has been a treasured favorite in our house for years. You can easily re-create Buddy Bear’s journey with his seed package from Grandpa at home with your own seed growing activity.
The beautiful art in this book may inspire your children to create a beautiful garden of their very own. It’s a great lesson for children about being patient while plants grow!
Get out your paints and smocks and let your children paint with flowers!
The Teeny Greenies series are some of my toddler’s very favorites! In The Little Composter, children learn about creating a compost bin. (something my twin boys find completely fascinating.)
Looking for a spring project? Take a look at this DIY compost bin you can make with your kids.
Planning an experiment to study the life cycle of a seed? This book will walk you through step by step.
When you’re finished, grab your supplies and grow your own bean.
The classic Lois Ehret book should be a part of any garden themed unit study. The artwork is amazing, and your children will learn all about the beautiful variety of plants available to make a garden stunning.
This rainbow sensory bin is perfect for playing after storytime.
What would a garden be without worms? Show your children the importance of these underground creatures with this story.
After you’re finished, check this out – you can create your very own worm farm to observe their activity.
Written in the tone of The House that Jack Built, this book covers the life cycle of sunflowers with bold, beautiful illustrations and repetitive text to hold the attention span of little ones.
Written in the 1940s, this classic book has never been out of print! My children enjoy watching and waiting with the little boy in the story.
Love Eric Carle books? Add this one to your collection to learn about the life cycle of a flower.
I love The Cat in the Hat Learning Library’s science series! This book walks us through learning about flowering plants, in the familiar Dr Seuss rhyming style.
Young children can create their own seed book with this easy tutorial
When you’re all done with storytime, pull out these great garden themed toys and tools for kids to enjoy in the backyard.
If you need even more resources, head over to Pinterest – this garden and spring board has over 100 ideas!
Did I overlook one of your favorite garden books or great garden craft for kids?
Be sure and leave a comment to share your ideas!
|Dianna Kennedy is the mother of six, writing at The Kennedy Adventures. She shares resources for Catholic homeschooling, including the list of Catholic saints her children will study this year. You’ll find advice for managing a large family, like tips for managing smoother mornings with your kids. Connect with her on G+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.|
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