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Gardening is a wonderful hands-on learning activity with kids! You learn about science and nature. You get outside and work and experience the fresh air and sunshine, all with one activity! The kids and I have been working on our vegetable garden the past few weeks and have been really enjoying it. I made a Garden Growth Chart for kids to take the whole experience to another educational level- because that’s the way I like to do things around here!!
Don’t have plants started yet? I have a kids gardening activity for you even if you do not have a garden! Or, if you have no place to plant a garden and want to use the gardening theme for a fun math activity, check out the cute vegetable measurement page included with this garden growth printable.
I had the exciting opportunity of doing a video shoot with Miracle-go this past month. Check out the video here:
It was such a fun thing to be a part of. They were really nice to take a few behind the scenes shots for us!
Being a pretty shy person by nature, I have been really pushing myself to be comfortable with video, so this was a big step!
Gro-ables are such a neat concept. The seeds come in a little biodegradable pod which includes plant food and potting mix so the seeds get all they need!
You just push it right into the dirt to ground level and water it! You could not make things any easier! They come in lots of different varieties and each kit includes 30 Gro-ables with a variety of 4-6 different seeds. Gro-ables is starting a movement of gardening with kids and providing the experience of growing and eating fresh produce!
My kids couldn’t wait to get going on our garden project They all wanted a chance to try and plant the seeds. I think they were most excited to start seeing growth, though! That’s where our Garden Growth Tracking sheet came in. There is so much to be learned from gardening.
How to Use the Garden Growth Chart:
The Garden Growth Chart is a simple tracking sheet to use with your kids. We wrote a list of the things we planted in our garden. We then watched them for the first signs of growth and write down the date that we first see them popping through the dirt.
Then, we continue to track them and measure their growth each week with a ruler. There is even a place to write down for the first harvest! I made the tracking sheet 2 pages so it can be printed front to back. That way it can be tracked for several months!
I created this tracking sheet because I wanted to take the learning to another level. I wanted to keep my kids involved in the gardening process throughout and to keep them excited about the progress of our plants.
Kids are more likely to be excited if they are involved and engaged in the process. This is already doing the trick! They can’t wait to run outside each day and see if anything new has emerged from under the dirt!
Download a Free Copy of the Garden Growth Chart & Vegetable Measurements
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Are you gardening with your kids? What are your favorite tips? Enjoy this gorgeous Springtime weather and get your garden planted!
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