"The Garden Classroom is absolutely sprouting with richly creative ways to use the garden. I'm particularly inspired by the section on play and imagine-and can't wait to see if my dinosaur world will attract tiny dinosaurs! Cathy James has been delighting me for years with her blog, and this book puts her inspiring garden ideas right at my fingertips and green thumb."—MaryAnn F. Kohl, author of Discovering Great Artists, Preschool Art, and 20 other art books for kids
Write a Garden Journal
A garden journal is a great way to bring literacy outside into your garden and give children the opportunity to write with a practical purpose. See below for sample garden journal pages that you can use with your children.
Mud Pie Tea Party
Glorious mud! It's the essential fine-dining ingredient in a mud-pie kitchen. Hosting an afternoon tea party in your garden offers lots of opportunity for sensory play, teamwork, language development, reading, writing, counting, and wonderful imaginary play.