Montessori-Inspired Botany/Gardening Unit

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Montessori-Inspired Gardening UnitSpring and summer are great times to focus on gardening. I planted a flower garden with the children each spring when I had a Montessori school. The children always loved to see the flowers blooming when they returned to school at the end of the summer. With my own children, we didn’t live where we could have a garden. But you can see what we did in this post: Experiencing Nature and Growing Plants Outdoors without a Garden.

There are LOTS of great Montessori-inspired printables and activities online for a gardening unit. There are too many to begin to cover them all in one post, but I’ll share some wonderful ideas here. You could always do a few activities this year and save others for next year.

Montessori-Inspired Plant/Gardening Activities

Plant and Seed Matching Cards (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Plant and Seed Matching Cards (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Free Montessori Botany Materials for a Gardening Unit (my roundup post with lots of free printables)

Exploring the Garden with Babies and Exploring Outdoors – Finding Smells from Rainy Day Mum

Our Garden (Gardening with a Toddler) from A Secure Base

Parts of a Flower (Photo from The Pinay Homeschooler)

Parts of a Flower (Photo from The Pinay Homeschooler)

Plant Posts from The Pinay Homeschooloer (Photo from Learning About Flowers)

Outdoor Kitchen and Garden from September

Spring Sensory Bin (Mama of Many Blessings)

Spring Sensory Bin (Mama of Many Blessings)

Spring Sensory Bin from Mama of Many Blessings

Botany - The Bean Seed (Photo from The Work Plan)

Botany – The Bean Seed (Photo from The Work Plan)

Botany – The Bean Seed from The Work Plan

Gardening the Montessori Way from Discovery Kidzone Montessori Adventures

Gardening (Photo from How We Montessori)

Gardening (Photo from How We Montessori)

Plant Posts from How We Montessori (Photo from Gardening)

Make Like a Montessori Mama: Part 2 – Plant Activities by Kylie from How We Montessori at Modern Parents/Messy Kids

Parts of a Flower (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Parts of a Flower (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Parts of a Plant (photo), Parts of a Bean, Our Garden, What Is a Biome?, Plant or Animal?, Plants, Plants ~ for Big Kids, and Seed Collecting from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments

Parts of a Plant with Egg Cartons from School Time Snippets

Montessori Garden Classroom (Photo from Montessori on a Budget)

Montessori Garden Classroom (Photo from Montessori on a Budget)

Creating a Montessori Garden Classroom from Montessori on a Budget

Sunflower Seed Addition (Photo from Lesson Plans to Pots and Pans)

Sunflower Seed Addition (Photo from Lesson Plans to Pots and Pans)

Plant Posts from Lesson Plans to Pots and Pans (Photo from Even More … from Seeds to Plants)

Botany 1 – Montessori Botany Cabinet Work and Botany 2 – Montessori Leaf Cabinet Work from Making Montessori Ours

Child-Led Gardening (Photo from Montessori ici)

Child-Led Gardening (Photo from Montessori ici)

Gardening Day from Montessori ici

Planting Our Garden from Our Natural Journey

Montessori Trays for Spring and More Garden-Themed Montessori Trays from LaPaz Home Learning

Montessori and Gardening from Montessori Writer

Botany Posts from Homeschool Mo

From the Montessori Garden – A Child’s Flower Salad from Momalog

Gardening from Montesori Life (with Downloadable Documents)

Outdoor Botanical Exercises, Planting Day, and The Summer Session concludes at Juneau Montessori School from The Moveable Alphabet

Botany Classification (Photo from Homeschool Escapade)

Botany Classification (Photo from Homeschool Escapade)

Botany – Week 1, Botany – Week 2 (Photo), Botany – Week 3, Botany Week 4 – Pollination and seed dispersal, Botany Week 5 – Photosynthesis with buttons, and Botany Week 6 – Nitrogen Cycle and Trees from Homeschool Escapade

Dissecting a Flower (Photo from What DID We Do All Day?)

Dissecting a Flower (Photo from What DID We Do All Day?)

Dissecting a Flower from What DID We Do All Day?

Flower Activities from Our Country Road

Earth Day Montessori style: The school garden by Jocelyn Scotty at Examiner

Preparing an Outdoor Garden from We Don’t Need No Education

Greensboro Montessori Gardening Program

Kennedy Montessori Garden for Peace (video)

Montessori Gardens Are Growing Young Entrepreneurs from Capital City Weekly

Plant Posts from Montessori Muddle

Botany/Gardening Unit Study Pinterest Board

Botany/Gardening Unit Study Pinterest Board

Botany/Gardening Unit Study Pinterest Board

I have botany/gardening activities of all kinds at my Botany/Gardening Unit Study Pinterest Board. I’ll be adding to the board throughout the summer.

Flower, Plant & Garden Blog Hop

I’m one of the co-hosts of the Flower, Plant and Garden Blog Hop! Please link up your posts related to flowers, plants, gardens, veggies, etc. (Montessori or any type of kid-friendly post)! (You can still link up your Montessori-inspired lessons and activities here at Montessori Monday!) Be sure to visit the other gardening blog hop co-hosts, too.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Kitchen Counter Chronicles
The Educators’ Spin On It
Duck Duck Octopus
Living Montessori Now
At Home With Ali
Rainy Day Mum
Ready Set Read 2 Me
Crafty Mom’s Share
Glittering Muffins
Mama’s Little Muse
 



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