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Gardening With Children

Links to suggestions, learning examples, gardening examples and how to get the kids involved in gardens and the food they eat.

12 Super Cute Garden Crafts For Kids - The Realistic Mama

I love finding ways to include any of our kids art in, or even in this case outside the house. With the weather finally warming up and my garden is screaming for some sprucing up. I thought I'd gather up some super cute garden crafts to help get the kids involved!

How Gardening Can Improve Mental Health

Did you know that playing in the dirt can be good for your brain, heart and relationships? This time of year, many of us consider planting a garden so that we can provide healthy foods for our families. What we may not realize is that while we're planting, we're enjoying more than just the promise of tasty vegetables.

Big Seeds for Little Hands

National Gardening Association offers the Web's largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants. Explore our Web site and discover a world of gardening possibilities.

Gardening With Kids: Plant an Odds-and-Ends Garden

With spring still weeks away, here's an easy way to get growing. Kids will love turning ordinary kitchen scraps into a windowsill gardening project. And who knows? It might even inspire them to eat more veggies.

Checklists & Printables: Gardening with Kids - Lemon Lime Adventures

Welcome to another Saturday Science Hop. I am also extremely excited because I am a guest over at The Educator's Spin On It for their Gardening with Kids series. I am sharing 10 Tips for Starting a Preschool Garden. Writing this post was so much fun for me, that I have been having my own little gardening party here, as well.

Introducing kids to gardening

Despite a long and particularly snow-laden winter for many parts of the country, warm weather is just around the corner. In many places, spring daffodils and crocuses have popped up out of the soil as the ground thaws and the sunshine warms the earth. It is time to start thinking about that vegetable garden.

Everything you Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic - Complete Health and Happiness

The guy who wrote this, Brett James, lives in Liverpool so the planting dates are for that region of England. The dates aren't the same but all the other info should transfer. If ya want to know the planting dates for the US, go to Enter your zip code and find your growing zone.

Plant List for Pre-K Gardens

Choosing the right plants is always important, but it's especially crucial for gardens designed for young children. This list includes annual and perennial plants considered safe. You'll find two main categories - cool season and warm season plants - so you can plan to have something blooming or ready to harvest for most of the gardening year.

SIMPLE WATERING CAN: Not enough watering cans ...

SIMPLE WATERING CAN: Not enough watering cans to go around the classroom or backyard? Here's a simple solution! SEE THE DETAILS HERE:

Plant a Snackable Vegetable Garden: Fun for the Whole Family!

National Gardening Association offers the Web's largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants. Explore our Web site and discover a world of gardening possibilities.

Fruits & Veggies More Matters : How Kids Can Help in the Garden : Health Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables

Gardening benefits kids' health and well-being as well as their attitudes towards learning and the environment. It captures their interest, gives them a sense of pride in their accomplishments, and introduces them to healthful foods.

What you can grow in an 8 inch pot

What you can grow in an 8 inch pot...Bell pepper, cabbage, chiles, cucumber, eggplant and more!

We have started planting our seeds for... - 4 Seasons School Garden | Facebook

We have started planting our seeds for our school garden! This morning we read the book, "One Bean" by Anne Rockwell. The children put two green beans in...

Junior Master Gardener

Our Curriculum The Junior Master Gardener curriculum engages children in novel, "hands-on" group and individual learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. The success of our program relies upon the JMG Teachers/Leaders.

California Healthy Kids Resource Center - California Preschools SHINE Elements and Criteria - Garden-Enhanced Nutriti...

Including garden-enhanced nutrition education can help young children experience and eat more fruits and vegetables. The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education element of Preschools SHINE includes two criteria:

7 Fun Family Gardening Projects

Family gardening is a fun way for the whole family to get outside and enjoy a hobby together. There are many different types of gardening to choose from. Maybe plant some vegetables to harvest or plant your favorite fragrant flower. No matter what you decide to plant, get out, get dirty and have fun.

Garden & Flower Activities For Kids on Pinterest

Explore Cassie Osborne ('s hand-picked collection of Pins about Garden & Flower Activities For Kids on Pinterest. | See more about flower crafts, coffee filter flowers and spring flowers.

How to Garden with Kids: 18 Tips from It's Playtime!!!

I love the sense of awe that gardening with my kids gives them. They just love watching new life spring from a seed (and let's be honest, they also LOVE to get muddy). This is our favorite time of year. It must be many of yours too as we had a bunch of gardening activities ...

Toddler Approved!: 14 Book Inspired Garden Week Activities {Plus 3 Giveaways!}

Here are 14 book-inspired garden week activities that we've enjoyed! Click on each link for more details about how to do each activity. Plus, I'm including two bonus activities in this post... watering a chalk garden and making plant markers!

Toddler Approved!: Planting a Rainbow Fruit & Veggie Garden

This week we are featuring activities you can do "In the garden" as we move into the second week of Virtual Book Club Summer Camp! If you're not yet subscribed to our weekly camp emails, go here to sign up. Today's post is sponsored by Today I Ate a Rainbow.

Toddler Approved!: Build a Photo Garden for Babies & Toddlers

Not an actual garden but it is very cute.

Creating a mini-greenhouse in preschool

Our class had the opportunity to take a class fieldtrip to a beautiful greenhouse, compliments of one of our parents, and it was an eye opening experience to see what all is involved in caring for and nurturing such a massive amount of plant life.

Gardening Tips | Little Green Fingers

With your help, Little Green Fingers will continue to be able to provide healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables to families with young children through 8 innovative community garden projects and cooking and nutrition programs for low-income "food desert" communities throughout LA County.