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Fun Summer At-Home Gardening Activities

July 02, 2020

Check out these fun, summer time, at-home activities from ʻĀINA In Schools and our partners:

  • As the weather gets warmer the plants and animals that thrive change as well. View this Nature Scavenger Hunt from Big Green at Home which encourages children of all ages to discover the natural world around them, and to bring the plant life cycle to life explore your yard collecting seeds, green leaves, flowers, and brown leaves and arrange this items into the circle of life from lesson 2 in the ʻĀINA In Schools Gr. K Tops and Bottoms Unit.

  • Want to get your hands dirty and beautify your neighborhood in a creative way? Check out this recipe for Seed Balls from Edible School Yard! This non-edible recipe shows you how to mix up soil, water, and seeds to make balls that will eventually become beautiful flowers. If youʻd like to learn more about the benefits of flowers take a look at our ʻĀINA In Schools The Butterfly Garden curriculum.

  • Explore edible plant parts with the ʻĀINA In Schools Protective Plant Parts Nutrition Lesson and Gr. K Tops and Bottoms Garden Unit and then check out this FoodCorps lesson and recipe on Plant Part Popsicles.

  • What Does a Farmer Look Like? In this at home writing activity from Big Green at Home, students look at pictures of farmers from all over the world and analyze the scope of who farmers could be, and reflect on who farms in our society.