Today I’ve rounded up some fun things to get the next generation of green thumbs digging in the dirt. I wished I had started gardening earlier with my kids, but your littles will love these kinder gardening resources to celebrate nature and science.
Kids Garden Unit Study Resources
Look at this adorable Radio Flyer big-kid wheelbarrow. Your kids will love to haul their own plants or just dirt. No intimidation here when they have their own kid-sized wheelbarrow for hauling.
Also, grab these fun crocs which are easy to clean and your littlest gardener is ready for his big kid project – well almost!
One thing that held me back from putting my kids in charge of their own garden was the lack of room in one place we lived while homeschooling.
When we got to move out to the more scenic and country areas where we had wide open spaces, gardening was easier.
It wasn’t so easy to do a fun science garden unit study when we lived in the city or in our smaller home which is why I loved these next fun things.
Kid Science in the Garden
A huge plus is that you can take all of these things with you or move them around as you need to.
Then sneak in some fun ways to learn about gardening with this this flower families go fish game.
Add in some bug bingo for a creative way to learn about bugs from all over the world and you’ve added in a touch of geography.
You can also add in fun boxed craft ideas like this greenhouse from Groovy Lab in a Box.
Then, of course no unit study about gardening is complete without fun books.
With Seedfolks you can add in cultural awareness into your unit study which is a nice twist while learning about nature and science. Grab the Teacher’s Guide to the book and you’ll have a ready-made unit study.
Including a good amount of nonfiction living book ensures that a kid will find science in the garden fun as you avoid boring textbooks.
Nurturing a love of science and nature happens by digging in the dirt. Whether you live in a tiny house with minimal room or a large area, learning by doing teaches your kids to love nature.
Not only will your kids love doing what they naturally like doing at this age which is being outside digging in dirt and playing with water, but it teaches kids valuable life skills.
Independence to care for their basic essentials and a sustaining food source are life skills you want your little kinder gardeners to have.
You’ll love these other unit study ideas and activities to add to your own study.