Let's Get Planting!
Whether you are interested in planting a Mary Garden, veggie garden, flower garden or even water garden this family project can help you plan and plant your garden as you teach children about responsibility and patience through planning, planting, and monitoring a garden.
Among one of the most rewarding tasks is planting a garden. Whether it is a veggie garden, flower garden, water garden, or rock garden, planting seeds and seeing them through to fruition is a wondrous thing. This is a great way to teach about responsibility and patience.
Using the learning and activity sheets in this packet, you can help your learner choose, plan, plant, and chart the progress of a garden of their choice. Use any basic gardening book from your shelf or local library to complete the activities. Worksheets and additional printables are included as well as an answer key.
We have also included some great kid friendly internet resource links below to help you bring this project to life.
Kids' Valley Garden - This is a wonderful site out of Canada for children to explore on their own. Created by award winning people who really like horticulture and kids. Really cool for kids.
The Plant Life Cycle - This is a really neat resource for children to view all of the parts of the plant lifecycle in a neat interactive way. The available lessons can be viewed using the interactive format or in a whiteboard format as well.
My First Garden - This is a really great site with lessons to do, to read and such. Designed for 4th grade it provides lots of neat things for kids to explore on their own. They have a neat little encyclopedia of flowers and veggies as well. They talk about gardening in odd places as well.
The Kids Garden - This is a great reference site our of the UK for info on gardening and planting with children. Many different areas are covered including plant propagation with children, attracting butterflies and birds to your garden, pond life info and more. There is even an "Ask the Expert" section as well. Not a lot of downloads but tons of great info. An added plus is its clean design and well organized pages.
I Can Garden - This Canadian site has quite a bit of info on it for avid gardeners. They have a special "Kidz Corner" with lots of good articles and ideas for young gardeners.
How Stuff Works - Types of Gardens - Good reference for the types of garden sheet above.
Mary's Gardens - All you ever wanted to know about growing, planting or enjoying a garden devoted to our Mother Mary.
Fish Eaters: Mary Gardens - Great info about growing, planting or enjoying a garden devoted to our Mother Mary.
Focus: Plant lifecycles, Gardens
Theme: This is a family project to help children learn about responsibility and patience through planning, planting, and monitoring a garden.
There is an opportunity to explore growing a Mary Garden as well.