With the weather getting warmer and the days longer, spring is a wonderful time to get outside and incorporate nature into education.
If you are planning to plant flowers & herbs and watch the leaves bloom, there are plenty of educational moments to take advantage of.
Here are some of our favourites:
Use a journal or diary to track how the flowers, plants and trees are blooming and write daily about how rain, sun, insects are affecting their growth. At the end of the spring look back at the diary to see what made the garden, plants or trees grow successfully for next year.
Use planting and gardening to learn about counting and how many seeds you need to plant. As you plant the seeds, use this as an opportunity to learn measurement around the area of the garden and how you can space the seeds out. If you don't happen to have a garden, visit a park and a pick a favourite tree to count the leaves and try to measure it's height and width.
Help make arts and crafts using springtime ideas such as flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables. Some ideas could including painting, taking pictures and making paper shapes.
Grow your own plant or vegetables using seeds. Learn about how and why it grows with light, water and other nutrients.
What are your favourite springtime educational activities?
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