School Garden Basics

The school garden basics resources archive offer tips for teaching outside the classroom, cool plant facts for kids, how to build a bug hotel and more.

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Cool Plants Facts For Kids

Learning in a garden offers a wide range of multi-sensory experiences and practical knowledge building. Gardening with kids keeps me tuned in to the lesser

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Pollinator Gardens

How To Plant A Butterfly Garden

Butterfly gardens are rich in educational opportunities and aesthetic functionality. Depending on where you live, you can attract and support butterfly migration corridors with selected

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How to Build a Bug Hotel

Bug hotels are an essential addition to any garden, and particularly a children’s garden. There are really only two reasons to build them. One is

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Easy Lavender Playdough

Playdough is surprisingly entertaining for kids of all ages. Adding lavender playdough as a sensorial play opportunity in the school garden becomes a delightful way to integrate student learning and

Patterns In Nature in the Outdoors

Math is all around us in nature, and patterning can be a great entry point for students to engage in mathematical thinking and learning while exploring and playing outdoors. The

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