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Today we are going to have a look INSIDE nature at the parts of a flower with a fun hands-on science project – flower dissection and pollination. As Spring sets in, we are all treated to blossoming trees and beautiful flowers. I’m sure your kids will pick flowers, smell their scent and then give the …

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Gardening is such a fun science activity for kids.  It allows them to explore botany (the study of plants), habitats and pollination.

It’s also a wonderful family activity as everyone can get involved in planting, growing and harvesting from your own backyard.

Even if you don’t have the time or space for a full-blown garden, the kids would enjoy starting some flowers and veggies in a few posts on your porch.


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Grab a few of these FREE gardening printables and worksheets and inspire kids to grow something this year! 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.  …

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Grab this *NEW* printable Garden Scavenger Hunt and get outside to explore the garden! While most people think of gardening as something that happens in the spring (when we get all those plants in the ground), I really love gardening in the late summer and fall!  At this time of the year, gardens are in …

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These easy Fairy garden ideas and fairy activities are sure to inspire kids of all ages to dig, plant, grow and engage in imaginative play! Fairy gardens are the perfect way to connect your child with so many learning & sensory concepts and they are easy to create in your backyard, kitchen or classroom!  We …

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Do you know what I love about today’s activity? 

It doesn’t require perfection or detail or really any focus.  It’s very open-ended and so creative — plus down-right beautiful too!

It came about as a spur of the moment idea when we were making some Clay Pot Garden Markers for a guest post with The Educator’s Spin on It.

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I’m so excited that we are finally seeing some spring weather!  We are so past due – and it’s cutting into our gardening schedule. 

I’ll admit, I am not one of those amazing Martha Stewart-type gardeners, but I really do enjoy having a small backyard garden each summer.  The kids and I choose a few favorite plants along with some new items to try each year and then we get dirty, watch the plants grow and reap the harvest (literally!)

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