Written by educators from LifeLab, this activity guide is full of hands-on activities designed to inspire in young children a connection to the outdoors, an appreciation of healthy foods, and a love of learning. Lessons invite students to dig into the soil; observe birds, insects, and other critters; and enjoy the tastes of fresh fruits and vegetables they plant, harvest, and prepare.
Sowing the Seeds of Wonder includes:
- Getting started information – tried and true tips for launching an educational garden.
- Twenty-eight gardening activities for children ages 2-5, featuring garden explorations; soil, plant, and animal studies; and harvest, cooking, and art projects.
- Gardening how to's: basic gardening techniques, plant lists, and design guides for creating and maintaining a thriving garden, as well as specific techniques for involving young children.
- Educator resources: garden-related songs, ECE garden case studies, and suggested literature lists.
You can search Life Lab’s online standards database to see how Seeds of Wonder lessons link to California’s Preschool Learning Foundation standards.
Review two sections of Sowing the Seeds of Wonder: Edible Flowers and Rainbow Chips.
All of KidsGardening curriculum is sold through Gardener's Supply Company.
Schools and educational institutions can receive a 25% discount off the regular retail price for items from Gardener’s Supply (discount cannot be applied on top of other discounts). To take advantage of this discount, you must contact Stephanie Gueldner by email or at 802-861-7127 or 888-560-1037. Please mention source code KGO2021.