This is a bundle of the following two products:
Build A Garden: a fun, project-based learning activity that is perfect for children at a variety of math levels. It targets counting, a variety of calendar skills, area, perimeter, multiplication, division, measurement, and fractions. Reading and writing are also incorporated.
First, children choose task cards to create garden beds with graph paper. There are two levels: one for students still practicing addition and subtraction and one for students learning multiplication, perimeter and area.
Then, children choose which ‘seeds’ they would like to plant in their garden. They will use the information on the seed packet to determine how close together they can plant the seeds and how many plants will fit in each of their garden beds.
Then, children will fill in their garden zone and first and last frost dates on their planting chart. Using the information on the seed packets and a calendar, they will determine where (indoors/outdoors) and when to plant each type of seed and when they will be able to harvest the vegetables, filling in their planting chart as they go.
12 Printable ‘Seed Packets’
8 Level 1 Garden Bed Task Cards
16 Level 2 Garden Bed Task Cards
1 Planting Chart to print for each child
Veggies For Sale: Do your kids want to set-up a garden stand and sell veggies all while practicing their math skills? This activity has a pricing list, a sign, printable receipts, and printable veggies if you don’t have real ones. First children determine how much inventory they have and how much they are going to charge for each veggie. Then, they use this information to determine their income potential if they sell all of their inventory. Printable receipts are included so children can add up each buyer’s purchases, present them with a total and then practice handling money and making change.
Or do they want to play a game instead? Veggies For Sale includes a fun board game that allows players to buy garden stands and sell veggies to the other players when they land on their stand. Special spaces on the board reinforce that plants need water, sun, and healthy soil to grow well.
Level one allows younger players to practice simple addition, subtraction, division and money skills. Level two allows older players to practice percentages and mental math with a greater variety of prices. Your kids will want to play this game over and over.
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades