Garden Week

May 8 – May 12

Children need to connect with nature. It is so important for children to be outside, in a safe environment, where they can explore the world around them. 

A growing body of evidence indicates that contact with nature is as important to children as good nutrition and adequate sleep. – Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods

Gardening and nature based play go hand in hand.  While gardening with children we are promoting play that is:

Learner centered – it is set around and for the learner

Hands on – promotes sensory based play

Inclusive – connect children of all cultures, ages, skills and abilities

Social – promotes interaction and communication between children and adults

Emotionally safe – builds self-esteem and pride

Physical development – fine and large motor skills are used

Integrative – blends math, science, language, reading, 5 senses, and creativity

Artistic and Creative – allows opportunities to create artistic pieces, as well as, and enjoy colors, shapes, smell and nature. 

Gardening gives opportunities to develop empathy, curiosity and responsibility as they become aware of the physical world outside while they care for the plants and animals living in our world.

Little Seed

Dig a little hole

Plant a little seed 

Pour a little water

Pull a little weed

Up Up Up

Green stems grow

Open wide

It’s blossom time

Here is a Blossom

Here is a leaf

And here is a leaf

And that you see makes two

Here is a blossom

That will bloom

Just for you!


I like dirt, I like dirt

It won’t hurt

On my shirt

I like to spray it with the hose

I like to squish it with my toes

The fun I have just grows and grows

Cuz I like dirt!