Preschool Gardening Arts and Crafts

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Grow Your Name
Submitted by Judy
What You Need:
  • Small Box (roughly half the size of a shoe box)
  • Grass Seed
  • Potting Soil
What You Do:
  • Get small boxes, line them with plastic, and fill them with potting soil. Have your children scratch out their name in the soil. Have them sprinkle grass seeds into the name Gently cover it with soil and soon you will have their name growing in a garden.
Paper Gardens
Submitted by Paige
What You Need:
  • Easter Grass
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Paper
  • Markers/Crayons/Paint
  • Glue
  • muffin liners
What You Do:
  • Have your children glue grass on the paper and design their own gardens. They can choose to paint their own flowers, or use pipe cleaners or torn pieces of construction paper to form them. Additionally you can provide muffin liners from them to use as flowers.
Lima Bean
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need
  • Beans
  • Paper
  • Markers/Crayons/Paint
  • Whatever Other Art Supplies That You Choose
What You Do:
  • At the bottom of a piece of paper glue a bean. Now ask your children to draw what they think will grow from the bean on the paper
Foot Flower
Submitted by Bonnie
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Paint the bottom of the child's foot and let them put it on paper. They can then add a stem and what other decoration they choose to add to the picture.
Paper Plate Sunflower
Submitted by Jammie
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Yellow Paper
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Sunflower seeds or Oatmeal
What You Do:
  • Give your children paper plates. Have them cut out pedals from the yellow paper and then attach them around the paper plate.They can then add sunflower seeds or oatmeal to the seed of the flower
Leaf Tie Dye
Submitted by Val
What You Need:
  • Leaves (various colors preferred) and Flowers
  • Cloth (Light Color)
  • Sticking Instrument (Mallet or Hammer)
What You Do:
  • Put the leaves and Flowers out on the floor or counter. Put the cloth on top of the leaves and flowers. Then hit the cloth with the mallet until the leaves and Flowers are ground up. This will put a neat pattern on the cloth. If your brave you can let the children try it

Warning: Very Messy. Watch children with Mallets closely.
Garden Stone
Submitted by Cindy
What You Need:
  • 1 cup of sand
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon powderded alum
  • 3/4 cup of hot water
  • Food coloring of child's choice
  • Assortment of items child would like to decorate with.
  • Plastic pastel butterflies
  • Colored stones
What You Do:
(This recipe only makes one stone) Might want to adjust to the size of your class.
We do a chart and ask the children what is their mother's favorite color and then go from there in making the dough.
  1. Mix sand, cornstarch, and alum in bowl.
  2. Add hot water, stirring vigorously until well blended.
  3. Add food coloring and blend.
  4. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly.
  5. When cooled, Encourage children to flatten the dough out and make it the shape they prefer. Encourage them to decorate their stone. We had the letters M and O cookie cutters on the table and some of the children put the word "mom" on their stone by pushing the cutters in the dough.
  6. Dry pieces in the sunshine for several days.
  7. Lay out tissue paper, tape and ribbon, encourage children to wrap their gift for their mom's and if they would like make a card to go with their gift.
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