Are you following Fun-A-Day’s FLOWERS & PLANTS Pinterest board?
Garden crafts are such a great addition to your inventory of spring activities for preschoolers. Students will enjoy getting in touch with nature as they let their creativity flow!
Highlight gardening each week in spring with one of the gardening crafts or activities. Or, better yet, create an entire preschool theme based on gardening. And, with this list in your back pocket, you’ll be set for the whole week!
Spring means it’s time to get outside even more than usual and enjoy the sunshine! For me, it’s also a fun time to plan a flowers and plants theme for my preschoolers. We’re having a having a “Dirt and Mud Day” soon, and the kids and I are super excited! It’s a fun, messy way to extend the theme and have a blast with friends. So I’ve had a slew of flower and garden crafts and activities on my mind while planning. Check out some of those fun ideas below!
I’m featuring posts shared at last week’s Stress-Free Sunday from Finding the Teachable Moments, KC EDventures, and We Made That. There are also a few other ideas that I love from around the web!
Flower Crafts and Activities
Simple Pasta Flower Craft | Finding the Teachable Moments
I love how easy this little craft is, and the kids could create any kind of flower they’d like!
Spring Flower Math Game | Fun-A-Day
Dice games are always a hit at home and in the classroom! Add play dough and flowers, and it’s even more fun!
Fine Motor Flower Activity | Fun-A-Day
A simple activity inspired by Delicate Construction‘s first e-book.
Sunflower Sandwich Snackers | Gourmet Mom on the Go
Kids love helping to make their own snacks!
Fun with Flowers | Katherine Marie
Three ideas to try with the kiddos, but I especially adore the spoon flower math.
Garden Crafts and Activities
Gardening with Kids | KC EDventures
She shares over 30 garden crafts and activities to try!
DIY Earthworm Habitat | We Made That
My students almost always love worms, and I know this habitat would be a huge hit with them.
Planting a Word Garden | Finding the Teachable Moments
A great literacy tie-in!
Kevin Henkes’ “My Garden” Sensory Bin | Blog Me Mom
I don’t know about you, but I’d like to dig my hands into this book-inspired sensory bin.
Spring Windowsill Garden for Children | Pink and Green Mama
A fun way to incorporate art with gardening.
DIY Wildflower Seed Bombs | The Frugal Girls
I’ve been obsessed with these ever since I read about them. We’ll be trying them out in preschool soon!
What are some of your kids’ favorite garden crafts or activities? I’d love to hear about them, as I’m always storing up new ideas for future preschool themes!
Preschool Gardening and Outdoor Tools
One of the most important things we can allow young children to explore, in my opinion, is the great outdoors. Whether that means letting the children explore the woods by the preschool, the mulch around the playground, the field of grass outside, or the school garden, the children will get so much out of exploring natural things.
With that in mind, I’ve created a list of some great items to keep on hand for your class of little outdoors people. Some of them are on the pricier side, but they can be used for years to come! Check out the list below.
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- Kids gardening gloves
- Child-friendly gardening tools
- Children’s wheelbarrow
- A set of kids’ aprons
- Kid-friendly shovels
- Plastic pails
- Watering cans
- Construction vehicles set
- Kid’s ride-on excavator
Done-for-You Preschool Resources
Planning meaningful lessons for students week after week while balancing other teaching responsibilities and a personal life can be a daunting task. That’s where Preschool Teacher 101 comes in to save you time!
If you loved the gardening activities as much as we did, dig your hands into some lesson plans, from Preschool Teacher 101, that are sure to get your hands dirty. Click on the images below to learn more about each resource.
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Thank you so much for featuring two of my posts!! This is a great resource, pinning it to my “Spring” board!
P.S. I linked back to you in my last post (Flowers in styrofoam)! 🙂
Those posts were awesome . . . thanks so much for sharing them here, Tanya! And thank you for linking back from Flowers in Styrofoam. 🙂
Jessica @ Play Trains! says
Wonderful lists! We need to get back out in the garden. We planted about a fifth of ours and got distracted. Happy Sunday!
Thanks, Jessica. Engineer and I want to get some gardening started on our back porch soon, too. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing our Earthworm Habitat/Experiment! And for hosting this party!
I love seeing what you share every week, Tracey! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
Thank you for hosting! I love the idea of a “stress free” link party. Have a great week!
Thanks, Stephanie! Hope your week goes well too. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing our Gardening Activities post! There are some wonderful ideas here – really like the windowsill garden, my daughter would enjoy having her own little space.
Thanks for sharing your gardening activities, Jacquie! I think my son would love that windowsill garden as well. Having their own space is important to kiddos. Hope your week has started off well. 🙂
Sam @ Thrive 360 Living says
Love the idea of a stress-free Sunday! That’s exactly the way it should be. Thanks for hosting. Loving all of your Garden and Flower activities.
Thanks for stopping by, Sam! 🙂
Love this post!! My daughter absolutely loves gardening right now, she’ll have so much fun with these. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Danie! 🙂
Lisa Nelson says
What great Earth Day ideas!
I was just talking to my hubby – like 30 minutes, that we need to go to the nursery to get some vegetables so that the kids can create their garden. It’s nothing fancy, but I think it’s good for them to have something that’s their own, that they can take care of, see through and reap the benefits (seeing their work on our table).
It’s a great lesson in life.
Thanks for this great list!
Hi Lisa! Yes, I agree it’s nice for them to have their own little garden spot. We’re in an apartment, but we have a back porch that would work well for a flower box. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says
Great ideas! Pinning it! Thanks for sharing at HomeSchool After School!
Thanks so much, Debbie! 🙂