gardening

Gardening can be as simple or as expansive as you would like - regardless of what you grow, it can be a great opportunity to explore how plants grow together. If you don't have a garden at your home or center, start simple, with containers either inside or outside. Kids Gardening has some great tips for:

gardening inside or container gardening 

Expand as your capacity allows - growing and picking your own snack or lunch is so exciting for many preschoolers!


For more resources, check out the links below:

National Farm to School Network Resource Database
University of Minnesota Extension - Starting a garden tips, planting dates for vegetables in Minnesota, and more

Kids Gardening - Gardening Ideas for Kids, Parents, and Teachers

Growing Minds - Sensory Garden tips for infants and toddlers

Gardening with your Children: It's Easier than you think!

Garden Planning with Kids

Georgia Organics - Building Gardens for Preschoolers, a video

Basic Garden ToolsKid-friendly Garden Tools, and Kid-friendly Kitchen Tools

Childhood in the Garden: a Place to Encounter Natural and Social Diversity