Teacher’s Chapter 1

Planting your garden

This chapter explores several lessons & activities in which your kids will:

 

Prepare your soil to begin planting

Learn about seed growth & plant their seeds! 💚

Get a sneak peek into caring for their garden

Water their seeds for the first time! 💦

Find a place in their home for their garden 🏠

 

Section 1: Prepare your soil

🌟 Key activity: Your child will be filling up each compostable cup with soil & placing them back into the gardening box! This activity is best completed outside! The soil might get a little messy....

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👀 Your child’s garden should look like this  when they are finished with this section!

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Section 2: It starts with a seed…

🌟 Key activity: Your child will be sorting their seeds into different types from their seed bag! This will prepare to plant them in the next chapter.

They will also be learning a little bit about what seeds are and gain insight into the plant growth process! 🪴

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Section 3: Plant your seeds

🌟Key Activity: Your kid will stick their finger in the soil to create a small hole to place the seeds in. Then they should place 2-3 seeds of the same type in each compostable planting cup!

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🏷️They will then be labeling which seeds they put in each cup using a popsicle stick or the labels we have provided in the kit!

 
 

Section 4: Water for growth

📅 Create a watering schedule with your kids. Watering every other day will ensure your plant has enough water but not too much!

Be sure not to overwater!! Soil should be a little damp, but not too wet.

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🗣️ Talk to your kids about:

  • Which seed type they think will sprout first

  • What they are feeling now that their seeds are planted?

  • Have them show you their drawings about what they think their plant will look like in 3 weeks!

Section 5: Find a home for your garden!

The garden needs to be indoors with access to 6+ hours of sunlight per day!

  • Growing seeds indoors insures they will not get too hot

  • Plants respond to your energy ⚡, be sure to place somewhere they can get a lot of love 💕

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