Gardening With Children

Of the many ways to do the Earth good, perhaps the most far-reaching is to convey to children a sense of love, respect and responsibility for nature’s beauty, power and vulnerability. Gardening with children helps them learn to secure their own future.

We hope you will find this a useful resource in your quest for sustainable organic education resources. Gardening with children is a fantastic resource for involving children’s gardening projects with your own passion. Start them young, and gardening with children will be a fun, rewarding pastime for years to come. Children’s gardening is a fast growing hobby, shared by children and adults alike.

Composting for Kids – A Complete Guide To Composting at Home
In this electronic age, kids have a lot of things competing for their attention. They need time for the meaningful family connection. Composting is one of the easiest outdoor family activities that helps steer kids away from the television and tablet and engage them in good gardening activity.

Composting for Kids
A scripted slide set written and produced by Robert E. (Skip) Richter, CEA-Horticulture, Travis County, Texas Agricultural Extension Service.

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US Apple Association Kid’s Page
Apples and kids go together naturally! This section has information written just for children about apples and the apple industry.

gardening with children

Kids Environment-Kids Health
A resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today.

Kinder Garden
There are many opportunities available for children to become involved with plants, gardens, or the outdoors in general. Some of these opportunities include children’s programs at school gardens, botanic gardens or community gardens. This site contains ideas for gardening with kids.

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Kids Gardening
This site create opportunities for kids to learn through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder by providing inspiration, community know-how and resources.

butterfly projects for childrenChildren’s Butterfly Site
Despite their small size, butterflies and moths are some of the world’s most wondrous animals. Their beauty, seemingly miraculous metamorphosis, and apparently carefree flight all spark our imaginations. Coloring pages, answers to frequently asked questions, references to butterfly and moth books and videos suitable for young people, including butterfly gardens, activities with butterflies, and teacher resources.

kids butterfly links…more butterfly stuff !!

microbe zooMicrobial Ecology
Go on a safari to discover microscopic organisms and the habitats in which they live. Here you will find tales of amazing microbes and curious environments, stories from the popular press (newspapers, magazines, etc.) related to microbiology and microbial ecology; and listings of books, videos, software, internet sites, magazines, events, and other resources related to microbiology and microbial ecology. PLUS! Profiles of REAL Microbiologists!

Soil Activities for Kids
In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about soil and dirt. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Soil topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more.

More Gardening Projects for Children

“Along with milk and vegetables, kids need a steady diet of rocks and worms
Rocks need skipping.
Holes need digging.
Water needs splashing.
Bugs and frogs and slimy stuff need finding”
~ author unknown

gardening with children

The Ready Store
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease" ~ Thomas Jefferson