Spring will be here before you know it and I have been planning my gardens in preparation. Since kids are always interested in doing what adults in their life are doing, now is a great time plan garden themed learning activities for your preschoolers! Check out some great free printable activities below!
Free Printables for a Gardening Preschool Theme
It won’t be long before the bright colors and scents of Spring are in full bloom. I’ve been working on planting my gardens lately, so now is a great time to plan some fun garden-themed activities for your preschoolers!
Check out these free printable garden activities below that will give them an opportunity to have tons of springtime learning adventures while they’re outside playing in their own backyard or local park. They are great for the classroom and learning at home!
FAQ About Teaching Gardening Theme in Preschool
Do you have little ones in your life who love to play outside? Do they ever ask questions about plants or gardening and want the answers immediately? Well, here are some frequently asked questions about how to teach preschoolers (ages 3-5) all sorts of things related to nature.
A garden is usually a piece of land that holds many beautiful flowers and plants. The act of caring for them by watering the flowers or pruning branches can be called gardening. It’s easy to introduce preschoolers to plants in a gardening preschool theme. Preschoolers can learn what plants need to grow and how to carefully care for these sometimes fragile living organisms.
A range of garden themed activities for preschoolers will keep your little learners engaged and enthusiastic. Be sure to include garden math and literacy activities, garden themed sensory and art activities, and even dramatic play activities! Imagine the fun your preschooler will have at a pretend flower shop or plant nursery.
And don’t forget! Grow some live plants with your preschoolers so they can see the entire process! Live plants are a great way for your preschoolers to be hands-on learners. They can see the entire process from seedling, to roots, to sprout and care about their environment as they learn how important it is!
Garden Themed Math Activities for Preschoolers
Teach your preschoolers counting to 20 and a little about the life cycle of a flower with this Ten Frame Gardening Printable. It’s the perfect math activity for Spring!
Worms are abundant in the garden. Preschoolers will have so much fun counting worms in this sensory bin with free printable dice.
These vegetable puzzles are a great way for preschoolers to practice counting and number recognition. It’s perfect for a garden themed math center.
Measure the height of your flower garden with this free flower measurement printable. Flower can be measured with beans, buttons or unifix cubes.
Preschoolers can practice patterning with garden fruits and veggies printable. These 6 activities are great for a garden or food and nutrition theme.
Count the carrots in the garden with this fun play dough printable math activity. This is a fantastic activity for a garden or Spring theme.
Young learners can practice number recognition and counting with this garden ten frame printable. This is a great activity for comparing numbers.
Teach about healthy food and color sorting with this fruit and veggie printable. It would be a great addition to a garden theme!
Garden Themed Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers
Mary, Mary, quite contrary how does your garden grow? With this Spring flowers letter identification activity I hope!
Young readers can practice with this garden themed ABC easy reader. It’s a great way to practice fine motor skills and letter recognition as well.
Dig in the garden while practicing letter recognition with this peas and carrots garden sensory bin. Encourage your preschooler to find the letters in their name!
Preschoolers can practice letter and name recognition with this spring flower garden printable name activity. This is a great hands-on activity for a literacy center.
This fun Spring showers printable game is perfect for a garden theme. It teaches letter recognition as well as counting.
Teach your preschooler about vegetables and syllables with this vegetable syllable sorting activity. It’s a great activity to add to garden themed lesson plans!
Preschoolers can practice beginning letter sounds with this garden themed printable matching activity. This versatile activity is great for a wide range of early learners.
Create a sight word garden to help your early reader learn to recognize sight words. The best thing about this printable activity is that it is editable to fit your needs.
Writing Activities for a Gardening Preschool Theme
Preschoolers can practice lowercase letter tracing with this garden flower printable. It’s a great addition to a Springtime writing center.
These garden themed prewriting activities are perfect for strengthening fine motor skills used for handwriting.
For more advanced writers these garden alphabet cards are a great way to practice. If you laminate them, they can be reused with dry erase markers.
Here is a flower garden themed prewriting printable activity. It can be used with play dough, small objects like seeds, buttons or pompoms and can even be used with dry erase markers.
More Gardening Ideas for Preschool
There are so many great activities to do with your preschoolers in the garden. We all know how much children love playing and learning outside! If you’re looking for more educational activities in the garden, here are some things that might be fun for them to learn about gardening.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.