Last Call: Gardening in the Fall
Fall gardening is a great project to talk about the seasons with your preschooler. We’re coming upon the last few weeks for any type of fall garden depending on where you live. If you’re not sure where to start, I recommend picking up a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. This is now a gardening staple at our house. There is so much information in this amazing book!
If you’ve missed your growing season or cannot get a garden started quickly, there are other options to introduce a plant cycle lesson at home or in your classroom. Lima beans from Walmart work just fine! I like to do experiments to get children thinking about what may happen with our beans. We use three beans for this experiment:
Control Bean: Let the children decide where this bean will live, somewhere with no access to water.
Bean 1: This bean gets placed in a baggie with a wet paper towel and will be taped to the window for sunlight.
Bean 2: This bean gets placed in a baggie with a wet paper towel and will be hidden in a dark place like a cabinet.
Have your children guess what will happen each week. You can also document by drawing what the bean looks like each week. Get my free Bean Experiment Preschool Journal Pages Here!