Flower Books For Kids

Flowers are a wonderful part of nature that we can see on our dining room table, in gardens, on the side of the road and in the crack on the sidewalk. Whether you are planting a garden, fixing up your flower beds or picking flowers with your little one there is so much to learn about flowers. Below is a list of flower books you can use as you and your little one learn about flowers. Books About Flowers   {Read More}

Gardening Books for Kids

With spring comes warmer weather, blooming flowers and gardening. Gardening is a great way for little ones to learn about plants, how things grow, animals found in a garden and how food goes from seed to the table. The books below are a great resource to use as you learn about, create or maintain your own garden. Gardening Books for Kids This post contains affiliate links. Gardening How To Books The Garden Classroom by Cathy James Learn how to create {Read More}

Peas and Carrots Simple Sensory Bin

Each morning I like to have one or two open-ended play activities for the kids to choose from. They are usually quick to set up and involve just a few materials. Sometimes they are related to our current preschool theme, and other times they are just fun  activities I think the kids will enjoy. This peas and carrots sensory bin is one of those play activities. I set it up while we were learning about gardening. It’s also been incorporated {Read More}

Flower Garden Play Dough

We’re back to share another set of spring play ideas along with our friends from Fun-A-Day!, Nothing if Not Intentional , Buggy and Buddy, and Twodaloo. Earlier this week I shared about the flower sensory play that was inspired by Lovey’s birthday flowers. Well since then we’ve had a lot of fresh flowers around the house, and after a few days of admiring we’ve been putting them to good use. Today for the Spring Play Days series, I’m sharing how we created {Read More}

Kids’ Science in the Garden

You probably know from the title of this blog that I believe fun and learning go hand-in-hand. We have been having so much fun in our garden this year, and the kids (and I!) are learning so much along the way. When I saw all of these great science activities for kids in the Discover and Explore Gardening Linky, I was inspired to extend our learning even further.  I hope you enjoy them, too! Note: This post contains affiliate links. {Read More}

Gardening with Kids {Discover and Explore}

I am loving all of the terrific ideas shared for each Discover and Explore theme so far! Thank you for joining in and reading along. This week we are going to Discover and Explore Gardening with Kids.  If you followed along with our S is for Seeds theme, you know we spent a lot of time learning about seeds in anticipation of spring and planting season. Today I thought I would share a little more about our gardening journey. We {Read More}

Starting Seeds with Kids

We certainly couldn’t do an S is for Seeds theme without planting any seeds, so throughout the week we did a little planting together. The boys’ grandmom gave me some radish seeds, and said they would be perfect for preschoolers…super quick to sprout! I thought I would also incorporate a little fine motor practice, so I put together a simple tray and invited the kids to start the seeds on their own. Find all of our seed activities in our printable lesson {Read More}