Early Childhood Garden Curriculum, Lesson Plans, and Garden-Related Children's Literature
A joint project of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, this curriculum provides a wide variety of lesson ideas for each season. (Check back November 1st for details.)
KidsGardening Online Lesson Plans
Structured lesson plans across the curriculum appropriate for a variety of age groups.
Life Lab: Sowing the Seeds of Wonder (Book)
An extensive collection of tried and true ECE lesson plans.
Life Lab: Sowing the Seeds of Wonder Workshop
A professional development opportunity created specifically for early childhood educators to help them create a successful garden program.
Garden Adventures (Book)
A guide designed to help early childhood educators teach kids plant basics through garden activities.
Early Sprouts Curriculum (Book)
This curriculum offers a series of recipes and activities developed specifically for both classroom and home cooking experiences to help young children learn healthy eating behaviors.
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit from the USDA
A garden-based nutrition education kit for early childhood educators.
Edible Schoolyard Project Resource Library
Edible Schoolyard Project has created a searchable database of lesson plans for preK- 12th grade.
Junior Master Gardener/ American Horticultural Society “Growing Good Kids: Excellence in Children’s Literature Book Award”
An annual award for the best garden themed children’s literature books. Includes a list of the best classics from the last 100 years.