This week’s theme is worms. Our “Growing Minds Day by Day” educational resource lists are designed for families and educators to use during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond.
This week’s theme is mud and soil. Welcome to “Growing Minds Day by Day”, a compilation of educational resources for use by families and educators during the COVID-19 quarantine (and beyond!). Each week, the Growing Minds team will select a theme related to food, gardens, or nature, and share thematic recommendations for children’s literature, activities, recipes, and online resources.
Children will recall information about plants and add to their understanding of what plants need to grow. In the garden, children will use pictures (or sample plants) and follow instructions to identify weeds and pull them. Children will work in teams to sort, count, and classify their weeds.
- Weeding the Garden- Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
Children learn about seeds through hands-on activities, inquiry, and seed exploration.
- Seed Exploration- Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
Children learn about vegetables and fruits through children’s literature and taste tests.
- Taste and Tales- Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
Desmond the field mouse wants to carve the biggest jack-o’-lantern in the neighborhood with his pumpkin. Clayton the house mouse wants to win the Biggest Pumpkin contest with his. But when they discover that their choice pumpkins are actually the same one, Desmond and Clayton decide to work together to grow the biggest pumpkin ever!