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!

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Kids Science in the Garden

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Create a sensory garden like this one from Little Wonders’ Days. It will help kids learn about and explore the five senses.

Dissect a bean seed and record your findings with this science activity and free printable from Buggy and Buddy.

Observe bean seeds sprouting in a clear container, but check out this post from Finding the Teachable Moments for an important tip they discovered. You’ll also find a wealth of other bean-related science and learning activities while you’re there.


Start a Garden in a Glove like The Full Circle Gardener. Record how many days each seed takes to sprout and compare the sprouts to one another.

Observe root growth and changes over time with this indoor root vegetable garden from What Do We Do All Day?

Learn about stems and how they work by studying celery and creating a model of a plant like this one from Learning and Growing the Piwi Way.

Use these suggestions from Mom Trusted to make predictions and record how long it takes for onions to grow from leftover bulbs.

Start now with this experiment from Life with Moore Babies to see if you can grow your own pumpkins in a pumpkin before fall.

Observe plant growth with bulbs and a free printable from Buggy and Buddy.

What other ways do you incorporate science into your gardening activities with kids?

If you’re hoping to find a little more inspiration, you might be interested in The Garden Classroom. This new book is a terrific resource for learning to create your own garden classroom no matter the size of your gardening space or your skill level. In addition to great tips about gardening with kids, there are literacy, math, science, craft, and play ideas.

These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the gardening theme. We’re looking forward to seeing more of your great ideas shared in the upcoming themes!

Discover & Explore Themes

    • Currently Open-Stars, Moon & Nighttime Sky(closes May 14)
    • May 8-Flowers
    • May 15-Enjoy a Day at the Park (Nature & Outdoor Activities)
    • May 22-Art & Museum Fun

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  1. great post Shaunna! pinned! looking forward to trying out some ideas! Anna:-)

  2. I incorporated math into building our own raised beds a few years ago. My son had to use my plans and figure out perimeter, area, etc when determining jow much lumber and dirt needed.

  3. Thanks for sharing our idea, Shaunna.

  4. Great seed activities! Thanks for sharing, I’m your newest follower!

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    • Shaunna says:

      Thanks, Sue! Your site is such a wonderful resource. I would have loved to know about it when I was teaching in the classroom, and now I’m very excited to use some of your great science activities with my little ones at home.

  5. Thank you for featuring our sensory garden, what a nice surprise! I love your other features too.

    • Shaunna says:

      You are very welcome! I loved the whole sensory garden! Thanks for sharing it with us on Discover and Explore.

  6. You do such a great job with science! That’s definitely not my strong suit – you’re my go-to resource!

    • Shaunna says:

      Thanks, Anna! I’m honored. I taught at a math and science magnet school before teaching at home, and I picked up a lot of fun ways to integrate science into other academic areas. We’re having a lot of fun with it so far, and I’m so glad you are are enjoying the ideas!

  7. Thanks for including our Pumpkins! 🙂

  8. Thank you so much for including our bean seed dissection and growing bulbs experiments! Can’t wait to check out all the other fun learning experiences!

    • Shaunna says:

      I was very happy to include them, Chelsey. I adore your Science Invitation Saturday posts and so do my little scientists.

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