Spring is the perfect time to introduce your kids to gardening!
It doesn't have to be anything complicated -- a few seeds in a pot or an herb garden on the windowsill is the perfect starter project. Or even a mini Fairy Garden as a family project!
Gardening offers so many learning opportunities -- understanding how things grow, exploring bugs & worms and the science of plants (botany). Plus some fun ideas for connecting math and reading with gardening activities too.
Today's round-up of free garden printables will help you to plan your garden, track your plant's growth, learn about plants & seed and even inspire the kids to do some reading too!
23 Free Printable Gardening Activities
There are SO many fun printables for gardening -- from planning out your garden to scavenger hunts that inspire plant and insect exploration!
Since some of these printables will be used throughout the garden season (and more than likely, taken outside near the dirt & water ;), you may want to laminate them so they won't get wet and ruined. It's also a great way to keep them to use from year to year. If you're looking for a good laminator, the Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (affiliate link) at Amazon is usually on sale for a great price! Kids can use Dry Erase Washable Markers on laminated printable which can then be easily removed so you can reuse the printable.
Planning & Planting Your Garden
Garden Journal pages | NutureStore
Draw Your Garden planning page | Carrots are Orange
Deciding What to Plant printables | Harrington Harmonies
Vegetable Planting Schedule | Nemcsok Farms
Good Bug/Bad Bug sorting activity | Carrots are Orange
Garden Notebook cover | A Number of Things
Math in the Garden
Garden Plot layout | Nemcsok Farms
Graph what's Living in Your Yard! | Preschool Powol Packets
Related Activity: Get Ready for Garden Season - Crafts & Activities
Exploring Plants & Seeds
My Seed Collection | Inspired Treehouse
Life Cycle of a Plant Learning Packet (30 pages) | 3 Dinosaurs
Parts of a Plant (ages 3 - 7) | The Natural Homeschool
Dissect a Bean Seed | Preschool Powol Packets
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Mini-book | The Preschool Toolbox
Plant Observation Journal page | Buggy & Buddy
More Fun Garden Activities
Gardening Literacy Pack | SallieBorrink
Bug Scavenger Hunt (see who's living in your garden)
Carrott Seed Lapbook | Homeschool Share
Garden Scavenger Hunt | Fantastic Fun & Learning
ABC Garden Letters | Tot Schooling
Tale of Peter Rabbit Lapbook and Unit Study | Homeschool Share
Garden Photo Scavenger Hunt | Go Explore Nature
Preschool Garden Printable Pack | Embracing Beauty
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