Incorporate Gardening into your Homeschool Curriculum
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Want to know a little secret? I’m dying for a homestead. I want chickens and a garden and land and a farmhouse. I really can’t wait for the Lord to open the door for us, because this 900 sq ft house in a little subdivision isn’t cutting it anymore.
Our little yard is probably one of the biggest in our neighborhood, but it’s still tiny. In efforts to save as much space as we can, but still dream big, I’ve been doing lots of research on Pot Gardening (and I don’t mean marijuana “pot”, I mean gardening inside pots instead of the ground).
This way, we can explore having a little garden and not sacrifice all our space. Which really got me thinking that this was the perfect opportunity to tie our homeschooling into a hands-on activity that’s also gonna feed our bellies. Hopefully, one day. I’m staying positive on that one. Our little garden will give us the perfect opportunity to incorporate gardening into our homeschool curriculum and give us many more opportunities to explore learning; bugs, soil, composte, plant life, flowers, water cycle, etc.
Are you thinking about how to incorporate gardening in your homeschool curriculum?
So when I told Johannah that we were gonna grow a mini garden, my outdoorsy girl jumped on the bandwagon and couldn’t wait to get her hands dirty too! In this house, we don’t mind getting right down filthy when it comes to fun, which is why I’m so glad that I can trust Dial Complete® 2 in 1 Moisturizing & Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash to kill all that nasty bacteria that tries to linger around!
By getting hands on with our curriculum, we’re helping our littles to get excited about learning. Plus, there’s so many other perks; like teaching your kids to be responsible, that hard work pays off, and that science is cool! All by taking the time to incorporate gardening in your homeschool curriculum.
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I let Johannah pick out whatever flower seeds she wanted, and she chose Sunflowers. After that, I chose a couple fruit seeds. We were hoping to find a great strawberry plant, but they were sold out so we ended up with watermelon and cherry tomatoes with a handful of herbs (chives, cilantro, and basil). Then in true girl fashion, Johannah couldn’t leave without her own watering can.
Once we got home, I sat back and gave instructions while she filled each pot, planted each seed and watered them. Which made for quite the mess, but I didn’t mind one bit because she loved every minute of it, which made my Mama Heart smile.
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We just put our plants in some little biodegradable planting pots and once they sprout we’ll transplant into a bigger pot. I’m thinking of using something like a small watering trough and adding some more fruit and veggie plants like strawberries and cucumbers, and then getting a herb pot for our herbs!
Do you have any tips to pot gardening, teaching kids about gardening, or even using it as a learning tool in your day-to-day??
In the coming weeks, we’ll be putting together a plant unit study that will help make learning about the plant life cycle fun and be the perfect intro to helping you incorporate gardening in your homeschool rotation! You’ll want to know about it, so come be sure you sign up for our email list so that you know as soon as its released and you don’t miss out on any special offers!
Have you decided to incorporate gardening in your homeschool curriculum?