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  • Cristi Wuenschel

My Little Garden Preschool Make & Play

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

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This week, we're learning about Growing Gardens and our Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) topics included Sprout & Stem, Leaf, Flower, Produce, and Weeds.

child cutting vegetable shapes out of cardstock

The preschoolers did so many wonderful activities this week including leaf rubbing, labeling plant parts, and making a fun garden craft.

We explored a variety of different fruits and veggies including zucchini, cauliflower, blackberries, and lots more. The children had a great time!

child coloring cardstock vegetable using marker

We've also been working together to plant a garden outside. There are so many important skills that preschoolers can learn from gardening. Of course, the children can learn about nutrition and botany, but also measuring and graphing, just to name a few.

child cutting out vegetable from cardstock

Today's creative art activity from Experience Early Learning was My Little Garden and the children used a styrofoam tray, cardstock, and craft sticks to make their own garden filled with produce.

  • What fruits and veggies would you like to grow in a garden?

We encouraged the children to cut paper into vegetable shapes and attach them to craft sticks and then paint the egg carton to look like soil.

The children poked holes in the tray and then pretended to "plant" and "pick" their produce.

children cutting out vegetables shapes from cardstock

Add some pretend money and your preschoolers can play Farmer's Market, which is perfect for practicing counting skills.

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with our gardening theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)!

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