Thursday, April 27, 2017

April is National Gardening Month

Gardening season does start a bit later here in the North County, so we've waited until the end of the month to post something!  Here are some resources for engaging kids in gardening!

Gardening resources

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit
Introduce preschool children to fruits and vegetables with fun activities at your child care center or child care home. Modified kit for child care homes coming this summer!

Planting the Seeds for Healthier Eating
Help kindergarten students to learn how seeds grow into plants with this lesson from Discover MyPlate.

The Great Garden Detective Adventure
Engage in a series of investigations and fun experiences to discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest. Use this eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades. Only available online.

Dig In!
Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables.

Dig In! Poster Set
Order these six posters to display in your classroom, the school cafeteria, and throughout the school to motivate students to choose more fruits and vegetables at meals and as snacks.

Plant It, Grow It, Eat It! Healthy Habits Take Root
Get tips from the Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet on how to start a school garden. School gardens can help increase students’ awareness of where foods come from and increase their preferences for fruits and vegetables.