I hope thistle cheer you up! Spring is finally in the air around here and a little garden inspiration seemed to be in order. This week, we are chatting about an awesome site that gets kids interested in gardening and is loaded with resources for teachers!
Kidsgardening.org is an awesome resource to get kids gardening! The site is loaded with tools to get you started. In the Learning Tools section, you can find detailed activities, daily lesson plans and curriculum. They also share different ways to design a garden that would be best-suited to you or your school’s needs.
This site focuses on inclusivity as well. It offers lessons and garden design ideas that are sensory friendly and optimized for those with mobility needs. Each lesson includes an overview, materials, objective, background information and a “thinking beyond” section. It is easy to connect these lessons with others. Many of them align with Next Gen Science Standards. They also offer some lessons in Spanish.
If you are looking to start your own garden, there are also opportunities for grants, contests and webinars. Kidsgardening.org offers lessons and activities for all grade levels. So dig in! Until next thyme! 😀
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