Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to get outside and into the garden! This Garden Activity Guide for Kids helps parents and teachers extend learning with fun, hands-on activities that bring lessons to life. For preschoolers through kindergarten and first grade, these activity ideas are a great way to nurture growing minds!
What are Activity Guides?
Here at The Printables Library at KidsActivities.com, we know that teaching little learners can be a lot of work. That’s why we have created activity guides that take the guesswork out of what to teach and when!
Each activity guide is broken down into five days of learning fun. The days feature a printable (usually from right here at The Printables Library!), as well as activities that you can do with your kids to extend the learning! We have also rounded up some fun related videos and books that you can add to your daily learning time to keep your kids engaged.
Let’s start learning about The Garden!
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Garden Activity Guide for Kids
KINDERGARTEN READINESS SKILLS INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES
- Making comparisons
- Using a pencil and crayon with control
- Using scissors
- Copying basic shapes
- Counts from 1-10
- Matches numbers to groups
- Shape recognition
- Color naming
- Listening to stories
- Alphabet recognition
- Connects letter sounds to letters
- Draws a picture to express an idea
- Listens to directions
- Understand more than and less than
For more information about kindergarten readiness skills, check out this list.
Daily Garden Activities
Garden Activity Guide – Day 1:
Printable: Color in some flowers on this versatile Flower Coloring Page.
Activity 1: Create a Counting Garden to work on the number skills you’re currently studying.
Activity 2: Make your own terrarium!
Garden Activity Guide – Day 2:
Printable: Learn more about what’s in the garden with a Fruit and Veggies Learning Packet.
Activity 1: Create a Moon Garden with some new plants.
Activity 2: Make a kale and berry smoothie and sip it outside by the garden!
Garden Activity Guide – Day 3:
Printable: Learn some new vocabulary and practice spelling with this printable Vocab Book!
Activity 1: Have a blast creating hand print art in the garden!
Activity 2: Plan out a raised bed garden (even if it’s just a tiny one!) in your yard. No yard? Plan out a container garden instead!
Garden Activity Guide – Day 4:
Printable: Play a Garden Memory Match Game!
Activity 1: Make your own Kokedama Hanging Garden.
Activity 2: Make a bunch of seed packs to hand out to friends and neighbors!
Garden Activity Guide – Day 5:
Printable: Practice some handwriting with the help of some veggie friends!
Activity 1: Whip up some Garden Critters to decorate your garden!
Activity 2: Make tissue paper flowers to decorate your house or classroom!
Books for Kids About Ponds and Pond Life
Videos for Kids About Gardens and Gardening
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