May is a gardening month for many of us—and there are great benefits to including kids. Gardening encourages healthy eating, boosts fine motor skills, gets kids outdoors, and teaches them about science concepts—to mention just a few of the positive effects!
We have a free lesson plan for a home or classroom gardening experiment that will get kids asking questions about how plants grow. What a Seed Needs has simple instructions and a low-cost set up to conduct a bean sprouting activity that compares three variables: water, temperature, and light.
This free lesson plan accompanies the book Green Bean! Green Bean!, which follows a freckled young girl from planting to harvest in a very fast-paced, fun, repeating rhyme. Easy to get kids chanting along!