Last Week of School

It’s the last week of school! Want to do a garden activity with your class? Here are some ideas:

Scavenger Hunt

We have scavenger hunts ready to print for everyone. Some with specific curriculum review in mind, others are more general:

Tasting or Smelling Comparison

  • TASTE: They can taste different plants: different types of lettuce, chard, kale, mustard, parsley, what tastes best?
  • SMELL: Have them rub their hand on a sprig of herb and smell it. What does it make them think of? We have sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, parsley, lavender.

5 Senses Tour

Add just a few activities to the tasting and smelling to do all 5 senses:

  • LISTEN:. They may hear birds, bees buzzing, wind, squirrels, etc. (tie into eco-systems if you want)
  • LOOK: how many colors can they find? How many types of flowers? Can they find a snap pea in the climbing peas – they are a little bit camouflaged.
  • FEEL: Touch different types of leaves – are they smooth, fuzzy, soft, firm, prickly, etc.