Practicing our digging and scooping indoors.
Now we bring it outside.
We need holes to put seeds in. Keep digging!
Finally we can plant our sunflower seeds. Wait till you see what we do with the flowers when they’re ready!
Here in the north east our outdoor growing season has yet to begin. If you live anywhere near the great lakes it’s going to be a while yet because of those frozen lakes. Here at preschool though, we began germinating seeds to prepare for when the season does begin.
A seed in the hand…
Put seed into zip lock bag with damp paper towel and zip sealed, hang in sunny window, and observe.
Tape on windows in the sunshine is not a great idea. The adhesive stuck to the window had to be removed with a razor. The seeds sprouted, and in no time we were planting!
The sprouted seed is ready to plant.
Gardening with 3 year olds can be fun!
Germinating, planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting are great lessons for preschoolers.
Watering the garden can be added to the jobs chart in the spring. When children are authentically involved in growing food, they’re more likely to try it at meal time!