Preschool Gardening Activities

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Submitted by Charlotte
In the dramatic play area set up a greenhouse. Get fake flowers as well as garden tools, garden gloves, a watering can, and big hats. For an added effect get real dirt and put it in a Rubbermaid container.
Seed, Seed, Sprout
Submitted by Jen
Instead of duck, duck, goose play seed, seed, sprout
Grow Your Name
Submitted by Flora
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
Carrot on a String
Submitted by Daylen
Core out the top of a carrot and put a hole in order to hang the carrot from a string. Hang it somewhere where it can get sun. Have children put water in the cored out top. In a few days your kids will love the results.
Planting Flowers
Submitted by Jill
Give your children fake (silk or plastic) flowers. Let them take these out onto the playground and pretend to pick and plant them.
Head of Grass
Submitted by Cindy
Take knee high hose, sprinkle grass seed in the toes then add potting soil to make about a baseball size. Knot to bottom and trim off the access hose. Place knotted side in a foam cup. Children can decorate this with a face with wiggle eyes, etc. Encourage children to keep it watered. Children will watch their head grow hair.
Worms Gardening
Submitted by Cindy
In sensory table add potting soil and gummy worms with small shovels and hoes.
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