Gardening with kids is such a wonderful activity for so many reasons! Get kids outside in the fresh air and let them get their little hands in the soil to find worms, plant seeds and watch them grow. Growing your own food as a family is a not only a great time to bond, but kids are more willing, usually eager, to eat food they have grown themselves. Prepping soil, planting seeds, tending and harvesting and finally cooking the food grown brings science, art, health, and more. With a few good books and some added curriculum or lessons, your kids can learn all subjects while doing something they’ll really enjoy!
To accompany our gardening and expand our learning about plants and seeds, I’ve compiled a list of gardening books for kids preschool through elementary to add to your homeschool curriculum.
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Our Favorite Books About the Farm
Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Hands-On Family)
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow
Planting a Rainbow
Garden to Table: A Kid’s Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Food
Eat Like a Rainbow Coloring Book
How to Eat a Rainbow: Magical Raw Vegan Recipes for Kids! (Revised Edition)
Wiggling Worms at Work (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
My First Book About Backyard Nature: Ecology for Kids! (Dover Children’s Science Books)
Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer
The Garden Classroom: Hands-On Activities in Math, Science, Literacy, and Art
In the Garden
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And now for the link up!
This list has our topics for 2016, but you don’t have to stick to that, any family-friendly posts are welcome.
Our hosts will still share a themed selection each week.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host in the new year, please contact Anne.
Anne @ Learning Table
Dawnita @ Prairie Dust Trail
Leah @ Sandy Toes Creations