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Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Garden Theme

Learning about gardens

Learning about garden themes

Related Posts:

Edible Gardening

Butterfly Garden

Garden of Eden Story

Farm Theme

Garden Theme Ideas:

  • Seeds
  • Plant Life Cycle
  • Parts of a Plant
  • Bugs
  • Flowers
  • Pollination
  • Soil/Compost
  • Garden Tools
  • Types of Gardens

Activities:

Seeds:

  • Seeing Seeds worksheet
  • Sort seeds by size, shape, color or type (fruit vs. vegetable)
  • Discuss seeds we can eat (sesame seeds, baked pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, strawberry, cucumber seeds, tomato seeds, kiwi seeds) and how some foods we eat are the seed part of the plant, grain, nut or berry (corn, peas, beans, pecan, almond, walnut, rice, wheat, oat, blueberry). To expand the lesson, you can offer some seeds we should not/cannot eat as a comparison (peach, plum, cherry, apricot, apple, black watermelon seeds, etc).

Recommended Books:

  • Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  • A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston
  • God’s Little Seeds: A Book of Parables by Bijou Le Tord

Flowers & Parts of a Plant:

Recommended Books:

  • From Seed To Plant by Gail Gibbons
  • Zinnia’s Flower Garden by Monica Wellington
  • Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me?: A Garden Guessing Game by Anne Rockwell

Garden:

Recommended Books:

  • How Groundhog’s Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry
  • Robin Hill School’s The Garden Project by Margaret McNamara
  • Quiet In The Garden by Aliki
  • Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  • A Gardener’s Alphabet by Mary Azarian
  • Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe For The Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals
  • Compost! Growing Gardens From Your Garbage by Linda Glaser
  • Kids Garden!: The Anytime, Anyplace Guide To Sowing & Growing Fun by Avery Hart
  • Green Thumbs: A Kid’s Activity Guide To Indoor & Outdoor Gardening by Laurie M. Carlson
  • Secrets of The Garden: Food Chains and The Food Web In Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Bugs:

Recommended Books:

  • Yucky Worms by Vivian French
  • Underground by Denise Fleming
  • Pattern Bugs by Trudy Harris
  • Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons
  • The Everything Kids’ Bugs Book by Kathi Wagner
  • Any related Let’s Read and Find Out Science series books by various authors

Did You Know?: Ladybugs and Praying Mantis are important to gardens because they protect flowers from pests.

Related Parables:

  • Parable of The Sower (Matthew 13; Mark 4; Luke 8) lesson ideas
  • Parable of The Mustard Seed (Matthew 13; Mark 4; Luke 13) lesson ideas

Songs & Poems:

Seeds, Plants & Garden theme

Crafts:

Interactive Online Stories:

National Geography Young Explorer:

Spanish:

Garden = el jardin

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