Students were talking about growing a vegetable garden in our classroom. I brought in seeds and we planted our own little garden that is now sitting in the window waiting to (hopefully) sprout next week. I forgot to take a picture of it, but I will get one next week!
For our small world play I made a some felt vegetables, vegetable rocks and a planter box (my SO built the box for me- power tools are not my friend).
I followed tutorials to make each of the vegetable:
- This one from Adventures in Making for the beet, eggplant, planter box, tomatoes and strawberries
- This tutorial from Malaysian Mom for the carrots, potatoes and lettuce
- I got the idea for the vegetable rocks from Munchkin and Moms
I’ve also added some seed catalogues to the center to encourage some writing and we are posting their writing around the center.
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Dramatic play is so important in the early years!
I love this play garden! Thanks for sharing this idea!
My kids *CANNOT* get enough of pretend play. I’m all Mr. Rogers on this one too, because how do you practice what you are learning as a kid? You play! I love the little garden– that is awesome. It’s so neat to see things like this in kindergarten classrooms. Thanks for sharing.
Our kids love small world play and they have so much fun with it! We are very play-based in our classroom with sensory bins, dramatic play centers and games. We like to have fun in kindergarten!