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Earth Day & Recycling Week

Photos of Dramatic Play Spaces for Childcare Providers. Find suggested items to add to your Daycare Pretend Play Area.

Rosemary, tomato leaves, sage and lavender to practice scissor skills

Rosemary, tomato leaves, sage and lavender to practice scissor skills - a better idea than using paper that then has to be recycled or worked into a project

Beans grown in CD cases provide a clear view of the parts of the plant and a great surface for labeling!

Great Science Idea- using old cd cases to grow beans. Then can use a sharpie or dry erase marker to label parts of the plant for older kids.

Planting and growing seeds classroom display photo - Photo gallery - SparkleBox

To create a awesome bulletin board for a classroom, all you need is imagination. Here are some creative bulletin board ideas for your inspiration. Make a cool bulletin board with love and have fun with your kids.

Growing grass from seed, for small world play - by Rachel (",)

Growing grass from seed, for small world play. I love this, we could add news toys each week, as long as we can keep the grass alive anyway!

Inside/outside investigation table …

Set up a "Nature Table" to display all the treasures found on nature hikes. great for scientific observations. {The large leaf is from IKEA.} Smith nature walks might be great to fill up your science center

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TONS of Seed Activities for Kids

Science experiments, art, creating, and exploring seed activities for kids! Gardening with kids starts with the seeds - here are some awesome activities!

Bean Growing - a classic childhood science activity - add an extra learning element, by growing one bean in "light" and the other "in the dark".

Bean Growing - a classic childhood science activity - add an extra learning element, by growing one bean in "light" and the other "in the dark". Great food science activity for kids!

Fantastic Bean growing project and display

Fantastic Bean growing project and display. Use clothes dryers to display, store etc. efficiently and temporary.

Gardening Tuff Spot to compliment spring / gardening / growing topic. Let children explore planting their own seeds in this messy outdoor play tuff tray.

I’d been planning a Growing Tuff Spot activity for ages – unfortunately the weather had not been on our side but at least I’d had the opportunity to collect various garden pots

Planting in CD cases.             Gloucestershire Resource Centre http://www.grcltd.org/home-resource-centre/

Great Science Idea- using old cd cases to grow beans. Then can use a sharpie or dry erase marker to label parts of the plant for older kids.

Literacy Launchpad: Search results for jack and the beanstalk

HAHAAHA~ over the basketball hoop? have the kids mke beanstalks with their body. Literacy Launchpad: Search results for jack and the beanstalk

4 Easy and Quick Parts of a Plant Activities: Eating the parts of a plant - Teach Junkie

4 Easy and Quick Parts of a Plant Activities