Gardening with Little Friends

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I love watching the kids play in the dirt and the amazement on their faces when they see the produce they grew. Harvesting carrots is the most fun! Check out my instagram page, hab_communitygarden.
 
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By Gardening with Little Friends
Contains a letter I coloring page, descriptions of 6 insects found in the garden, and an activity page on which the students label each insect as either beneficial or pest.Full 107 page resource available in my store!
Subjects:
Spring, Earth Day, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Printables
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By Gardening with Little Friends
A lesson about ants for the letter A and the color red. The worksheet helps you teach the parts of an ant. You will need to cut red circles out of construction paper for the head, thorax and abdomen; black pipe cleaners for 6 legs; floral wire for 2
Subjects:
Spelling, Earth Sciences, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Science Centers
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
The activity page allows the child to color in the bee and flowers. I have someone from a local bee farm bring an observation hive for the kids to see. We taste samples of honey and talk about how important bees are to the garden by pollinating
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Science Centers
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
Carrots are so good for you and so easy to grow. In north Florida, we plant carrot seeds in October. Try all different varieties, I really like the rainbow variety. We start to harvest them in March. The kids are just amazed when they pull up a
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
This is a fun lesson about dragonflies. There are facts about dragonflies, a coloring page and a clothespin dragonfly activity.
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
Evergreen trees are all around us. This lesson explains what evergreen trees are and has a picture matching activity. This is a great lesson at Christmas time to decorate a Christmas tree with homemade cinnamon ornaments (recipe included).
Subjects:
Environment, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.36 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
This lesson describes parts of a flower; roots, stem, leaves, flower, seeds and petals. Includes a worksheet pointing out each part and a photo of how to lay out and label a flowering plant on a tray for the kids to see and touch. Plant different
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
Germination is the process of a seed growing into a plant. This lesson includes hand drawn pictures of the stages of a seed going through germination. The activity is the plastic zip bag greenhouse. Place a damp paper towel, with a green bean seed,
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.21 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
Herbs add so much flavor to our food. This lesson introduces the kids to a variety of herbs; rosemary, parsley, basil, thyme and mint. Lay out the different herbs on a table with a label by each so the kids can touch and taste each one, then they
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
One of my favorite flowers, Johnny jump up! Did you know they are edible? You can put them in salads, ice cubes and even sugar them to decorate cakes with, my favorite. They are a cool weather flower, so plant them when the weather gets chilly and
Subjects:
Environment, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
In this lesson, kids learn how good kale is for you. It consist of a coloring page with the facts about kale. I serve kale chips for a snack, and the we plant kale in the garden.
Subjects:
Environment, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
This lesson is a favorite of everyone’s. There is a fun fact page about ladybugs and how much they help in the garden. The best part is we release live ladybugs in the garden. I order them a few weeks ahead of time from Arbico Organics,
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
This lesson teaches the different stages of a monarch butterfly. It describes how the milkweed is it’s host plant. A few weeks before the lesson, I collect monarch eggs and catepillars, raise them in an insect tent until they start to form a
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
This lesson describes the different native plants and animals of Florida. There is a picture and description of each plant and animal. There is a matching game activity page. We walk around the church campus and look for native plants and animals.
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
Okra is one of the easiest, and most prolific, vegetables to grow from seed. I recommend soaking the seeds a few hours before planting. There is a coloring page of an okra plant. Okra prints are a fun art activity. Cut the okra pod across so the
Subjects:
Environment, Earth Day, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.10 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
Potatoes are an interesting vegetable to grow, because they grow underground. Purchase seed potatoes from a local nursery or catalogue. They will have to be cut up into pieces, with each piece containing at least two “eyes”, and allowed to scab over
Subjects:
Environment, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.14 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
Q is one of the more difficult letters of the alphabet to come up with a garden term beginning with Q. Thank goodness I love Queen Anne’s lace. Even though it is not readily available, you can still buy seeds on the Internet. For this lesson, I
Subjects:
Environment, Earth Day, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
This is a perfect lesson for valentines day. There is a coloring page and instructions to make a radish seed necklace. Then, plant radish seeds in the garden.
Subjects:
Other (Arts), Winter, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
Instead of a coloring page, there is an activity sheet that you can customize to your kid’s fine motor skills. You can either have the kids cut out yellow petals and a brown center to glue on the drawing of the sunflower, or you can cut them out
Subjects:
Environment, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
By Gardening with Little Friends
This lesson helps explain the lifecycle of a toad. Make extra copies of the life style pictures in order for the kids to cut out each stage and put them in order on a lily pad made out of green construction paper. If you would like to take it a
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Science Centers
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Volunteer teacher at my church preschool. Mom to a future herpetologist. She is now 18 and starting college for environmental sciences. We have enjoyed many outdoor adventures together.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Very hands on.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Master gardener through the University of Florida Extension

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

College major in sociology, minor in psychology

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Gardening has always been a part of my life. My parents were home gardeners, my paternal grandfather was a home gardener and my maternal grandparents were cattle and tobacco farmers. Gardening is very rewarding to me.

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