Learning about plants and gardening can help preschoolers develop an empathy for the environment. Gardening is also a fun, healthy activity that most preschoolers are likely to enjoy. This preschool thematic unit on plants and gardening will acquaint preschoolers with some plant and gardening basics.
When: 25 February 2019, Mon, 16:00-17:00
Teachers: Ashley, Lindsay
The preschoolers will learn how plants need to be nurtured and how to tend to a garden. They will learn to recognize different gardening tools and implements. They will learn the importance of water, sunlight, and soil for plant growth. They will develop:
Speaking skills by talking about what they have done or are doing.
Reading skills by perusing picture books.
Art skills by drawing pictures of plants and gardens.
Math skills by sorting plants and non-plants, and counting number of plants, leaves, flowers, and flower petals.
Plants, seedlings, seeds
Gardening implements for children
Flashcards of plants
Photographs and vide os of gardens
Photographs of garden creatures – butterflies, bees, birds, etc.
Colors – water-color, pastels, pencils, markers
Picture books on the plant and gardening theme