Set up a "Nature Table" to display all the treasures found on nature hikes... great for scientific observations. {The large leaf is from IKEA.}

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

Castle - I do this as one of my first intro lessons with 1st graders -- it's a good way to see how they can follow directions. Advanced kids can add lot of details like a dragon...plants etc.. don't forget the HORIZON LINE to add a sense of space.

Learn how to draw an old cartoon castle with dust and lots of history in it! Castle are easy and fun to draw!

Grow a Lima bean in your window. While this is not really a craft project, it will still be something fun for the kids to do. Once the bean starts growing the kids could always paint a nice pot to plant it in. Think I'll do this one with my cloverbuds.

Planting and growing beans in our preschool window

May be a fun project for Haiti preschoolers? Grow a Lima bean in your window. While this is not really a craft project, it will still be something fun for the kids to do. Once the bean starts growing the kids could always paint a nice pot to plant it in.

An indoor garden at The Little Unicorn Honeysuckle - image shared by International Child Care College (",)

An indoor garden at The Little Unicorn Honeysuckle - image shared by International Child Care College- Room I

Plants: have, need, give. Great idea for comparing and contrasting various species of plants or animals.

Plants Anchor Chart -- this is perfect for teaching a living things unit for first grade!

pots have numbers on for sorting and counting. Bury numbers/letters to discuss. Find a number line or letters to your name.

pots have numbers on for sorting and counting. Bury numbers/letters to discuss. Find a number line or letters to your name, sort colours/numbers

Vegi patch I made for our dramatic play community garden/farmers market.

Vegi patch for theme of farming. Or better still, bury some veg in dirt. Nothing like the real thing and getting hands dirty!

Plant Labeling Worksheet - Freebie Teach your students about the different parts of a plant with this simple yet educational worksheet! Blank boxes on the worksheet correspond with the parts on a diagram. Word bank is included on the worksheet!

FREEBIE: Plant Labeling Worksheet - Freebie Teach your students about the different parts of a plant with this simple yet educational worksheet! Blank boxes on the worksheet correspond with the parts on a diagram. Word bank is included on the worksheet!

LOVE THESE! These FREE coloring pages can be folded into a kingdom for play! - Free Printables for Kids - Castle, King and Queen

Free Printables for Kids - Castle Set

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