Whether you’re planning a gardening unit study for a homeschool or school, there are free Montessori materials available online that can enhance your unit.
Free printable Montessori botany materials available online:
Seed & Plant Matching Cards from Montessori Print Shop
Vegetable Cards from Jojoebi
Botany materials (From Plant to Food, Whole and Half Fruit, All about Plants Printable Book, Life Cycle of a Pumpkin, and Life Cycle of an Apple) from Montessori for Everyone
Botany materials from Montessori Materials (Some materials are available for purchase, but there are many free materials with purple links for leaf, plant, flower, and root cards and booklets.)
Parts of the Seed Nomenclature Cards and Little Booklet and other Botany Materials from The Helpful Garden
Parts of a Plant Nomenclature Cards from NAMC’s 3-6 Montessori Homeschool Program Friendship Flower Activities
Parts of a Leaf 3-Part Cards from ETC Montessori
Leaf Cards, Booklet, and Wall Charts from Homemade Montessori
Parts of Leaf, Parts of Seed from Walk Beside Me
Botany album/activities from Wikisori
Elementary Leaf Unit from Temple of Ganesha Montessori
Directions for using the materials:
Montessori Print Shop has great information on How to Prepare Montessori Cards.
More gardening resources:
2015 UPDATE: Complete list of gardening posts at Living Montessori Now: Activity of the Week – Friendship Flower Activities, Free Montessori Botany Materials for a Gardening Unit, Montessori-Inspired Gardening Unit, Montessori-Inspired Flower Activities, Free Flower Printables and Montessori-Inspired Flower Math Activities, Shoots and Sprouts Activities + Free Printable from Montessori By Mom
Have fun gardening and learning about plants!
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