I have decided to share with you some gardening ideas from the past that you can perhaps use with children. Children are naturally drawn to plants and gardens. Maria Montessori said, “There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature, to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature… so that the child may better understand and participate in the marvelous things which civilization creates.”
In the beginning we start with introducing children to types of seeds, parts of a seed, kinds of plants, parts of a plant, and continue in this progression with Botany lessons leading up to the planting of a garden. So here are some pictures of some of these lessons. Botany lessons can be found throughout the Cultural part of the curriculum. Hope the following pictures and captions are descriptive enough. Enjoy!