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The Garden Classroom

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The Garden Classroom by Cathy James
Paperback $21.95
Apr 07, 2015 | ISBN 9781611801644

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“My life with kids has been devoted to their art and creativity, and I’m so pleased to find The Garden Classroom is absolutely sprouting with richly creative ways to use the garden. I’m particularly inspired to play and imagine (chapter 2) in the garden and construct a fairy garden or see if my dinosaur world will attract a tiny dinosaur! 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

Table Of Contents

List of activities:

1. Let’s Grow! Garden Basics
Planting Seeds / Egg Heads and Tin Can Hair Salon / Quirky Eco Planters / Painted Plant Pots / Grow Your Own Meadow / Snipping Garden / Plant Labels / DIY Watering Can / Garden Power Potion / Harvesting Your Own Seeds

2. Play and Imagination
How to Build a Fort / Pretend Play Potting Shed / Mud Pie Tea Party / Fairy Garden / Make a Dinosaur World / Miniature Garden / Garden Sensory Tubs / Sensory Treasure Hunt / Play Dough in the Garden / Snail Races

3. Reading and Writing
Write a Garden Journal / Chalk Observation Station / Sensory Word Hunting / Nature Treasure Bag / Jack and the Beanstalk / Story Stones / Fairy or Gnome Mailbox

4. Science and Math
Math Pebbles / Investigation Table / Growing Seeds Experiment: Part One / Growing Seeds Experiment: Part Two / Mini Beast Bingo / Bird Cafe / Creatures Close Up / Bug Hotel / Ladybug Number Line / One Yard Leaf Race / Host a Plant Olympics / Sunflower Height Chart / Symmetry Butterflies / Tree Trunk Geoboard

5. Arts and Crafts
Handprint Sunflower / Cement Tile Art / Garden Bunting / Finger-Knit a Flower / Leaf Collage / Daffodil Bunting / Daffodil Pinwheel / Large-Scale Landscape Art / Spring Flower Bouquet / Sticky Pictures / Caterpillars / Clothespin Butterfly / Clay Leaf Impressions / Clay Faces and Creatures / Land Art Wreath / Land Art Mandala / Make a Scarecrow

6. Garden Recipes
Customized Soup / Basil Pesto / Zucchini Relish

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