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Gardening Preschool Theme

Mini Rainforest Terrariums

As we finish up our Explore the Rainforest theme with Experience Preschool, we created mini rainforest terrariums for the children to observe and care for.…

Gardening Sensory Bin

Everyone learns best by doing so I made a gardening sensory bin for my preschoolers to explore gardening. Obviously, we can garden outdoors but our…

Parts of a Bean Plant Diagram Art

We made Parts of a Bean Plant Diagram Art as part of our gardening theme this month. Disclaimer that this is not process art, some…

Creating Seed Mosaics

First, we explored soil, then seeds as part of our gardening theme. One of our seed activities was creating seed mosaics which turned out beautiful!…

Planting Seeds in Preschool

It’s that time of year again to plant some seeds! Planting Seeds in Preschool is such a wonderful hands-on experience for children! I love that it…

Hosting a Preschool Garden Party

This past spring and summer, our focus has been gardening. We garden every year but this year I bought new planters, a small greenhouse and…

Paper Roll Spring Flowers Craft

Paper towel (toilet paper roll) crafts are always popular with their abundance and versatility. The Paper Roll Spring Flowers Craft is super cute and perfect…

Exploring Seeds in Preschool

We have been exploring seeds the last few days with the Experience Curriculum theme, In the Orchard. One of the manipulatives included this month is…

My Pet Toad

Where might we find a toad? In the garden, of course! The first thing we talked about is some difference between frogs and toads with…

Bees Pollinate the Poppies

Last week we learned how bees help the gardens grow. I loved the connection between art, nature and science in our Mother Goose Time lesson, “Bees…

Growing Gardens: Roots Soak it Up!

I love it when our science experiments are simple…and successful! This one is sure to please all ages. Mother Goose Time sends these awesome science…

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! I’m sharing a few ideas from our child care Earth Day celebrations. I love Earth Day, celebrating the beauty of our world…

Picking Green Tomatoes

We had lots of tomatoes in the garden that are still green. They just aren’t going to ripen there so I had the boys help…

Leaves & Making Salads

Next up in our garden theme – leaves. So we did some {lettuce} leaf tearing. The boys were very excited about this! They needed some…

Pepper Tasting in Preschool

Not only does vegetable taste testing fit right along with our Growing Gardens theme, but it also fits right in with supporting children’s wellness. I…

Painting with Flowers

It’s too early for flowers in the garden and I didn’t buy any real ones, but silk flowers worked great too. I love the texture…

Discovering Worms

Discovering Worms has been so fun. I told my group we are going on a worm hunt! [xyz-ihs snippet=”Thank-you-for-reading-“] We found some! The little guy…

Painting with Worms

We painted with worms! Not real worms of course, but plastic stretchy realistic-looking worms.

Dirt & Worms Pudding Cups

We haven’t done nearly enough cooking activities lately so this was extra fun. The boys mixed up instant chocolate pudding, spooned some into their cups,…

Preschool Activities with Seeds

Playing in our birdseed sensory bin We also did a seed sort with corn, beans, apple, and sunflower seeds. Download Seed Sort Page Seeds need…

Soil Gardens Grow Themed Activities

Our March theme is “Growing Gardens” using Experience Curriculum (formerly Mother Goose Time). I use a lot of the materials and activities but then add…

Celebrating Spring with Daffodils

Today we celebrated spring by making daffodils. First, we painted a piece of egg carton yellow {or in some cases green} and the stick green.…