Make Your Own Garden Markers
With spring in the air, it's time to get outside and dig! Trowels, dirt and watering cans are usually pretty irresistible to kindergarteners, but let's not overlook their learning benefits as well: digging strengthens children's hands and wrists for the small motor tasks that they need to do in school.
And while we're talking about those small motor activities, here's a great chance to do a little extra reading and writing practice. Once seeds go into the ground, gardeners like to mark the spot. Why not involve your kindergartener in this project? Here's how.
What You Need:
- Tongue depressors
- Card stock cut into 3x4” cards
- Markers or colored pencils
- Seed packets or a book with plant pictures