LESSONS

 

Benefits of Local Food · 4 · Stephanie Fine

Bottle Cap Bouquets · 4+ · Fall/Spring · Chicago Botanic Garden

Botany on Your Plate · K-1 · Spring · Community Resources for Science

Calculating Fruit and Veggie Consumption · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Alarm Arithmetic · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Aztec Garden · 1-5 · Jenni Suvari

Air & Weather · 1 · Fall · Lisa Dziekan

Basil [1 of 2] · 2-5 · Summer/Fall · Kitty Okano

Better Beverages · 3 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Beverage Math · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Citrus Testing · 2-4 · Lynn Hyndman & Rachel Rosner

Compost Lesson · 5 · Portland Partners for School Food and Garden Education

Easy Inquiry in the Garden [1 of 2] · 2-5 · Chicago Botanic Garden

Components of Soil · 4 · Fall · Lisa Dziekan

Eat a Rainbow: Lesson · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Eat a Rainbow: Visual · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Elephant Tag · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Energy Balance Tug of War · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Essential Nutrients in Soil · 4 · Fall · Lisa Dziekan

Fall Garden Lesson: Long · 3 · Fall · Lisa Dziekan

Fourth Grade Learning Activites · 4 · Kingsley School

Fitting in Fruits and Veggies: Lesson · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Flower and Herbal Garden Activities · 1-5 · Fall/Spring · Judy Cummings

Food System Chain Game · 1-4 · Chicago Botanic Garden/Green Youth Farm

Four Square Tournament · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

From Seed to Plant · K-4 · Judy Cummings

From Slow to Go: Lesson · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Fruit and Veggie Math · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Fun Facts About Composting · 1-4 · Chicago Recycling Coalition

Fun Facts About Plants · 2-5 · Judy Cummings

Basil [2 of 2] · 2-5 · Summer/Fall · Kitty Okano

Easy Inquiry in the Garden [2 of 2] · 2-5 · Chicago Botanic Garden

Fall Garden Lesson: Short · 3 · Fall · Lisa Dziekan

Fitting in Fruits and Veggies: Visual · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

From Slow to Go: Visual · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Fruit and Veggie Red Light Green Light · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Fruit and Veggie Spud · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Fruits and Veggies · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Guide for Organizing Cooking Classes for Elementary Students · K-5 · Lynn Hyndman

Guide to Teaching Paul Fleischman's Seedfolks · 6+ · Harper Trophy

Garden Chutes & Ladders · 1-4 · Dawes School

Garden Journal · K-5 · Lynn Hyndman

Germinating Seeds: Lessons & Activities · 1-3 · Regents of University of California

Go or Slow · K-2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Go/Slow Relay · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Graphing Soil & Air Temperature · 2 · Fall/Spring · Granny's Garden School, Inc.

Growing a Strong Body · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Healthy Soil, Healthy Plant, Healthy People · 4-5 · Washington State University

Guess My Food · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants · 2-4 · Katrina Martin

Human Body · 4 · Fall · Lisa Dziekan

HandSpans Lesson · K-8 · Fall/Spring · Regents of the University of California

Hooray for Weeds · 4-6 · Good Earth Times

Horticulture Data Analysis [1 of 2]· 4-6 · The Growing Connection

How a Seed Becomes a Plant · 2-4 · Judy Cummings

Horticulture Data Analysis [2 of 2]· 4-6 · The Growing Connection

Hungry or Full · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Hydration Station: Lesson · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Hydration Station: Visual · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Identifying Whole Grains: Lesson · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Identifying Whole Grains: Visual · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Indy 500 · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Just a Little Worm · 2-4 · Kitty Okano

Keeping a Plant Journal · 2-5 · Knox Park Foundation & National Gardening Association

Lincolnwood Spring Curriculum · K-5 · Spring · Katrina Martin

Leaf Flower Pounding · 2-5 · Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

Liters and Milliliters · 3 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Limiting Liquid Sugar and Focusing on Water · 1-4 · Katrina Martin

Math in the Garden: Measurements · 2-4 · Lisa Dziekan

Math in the Garden: Measurements, No Area or Perimeter · 2-4 · Lisa Dziekan

Measuring and Mapping the School Garden · 4 · Portland Partners for School Food and Garden Education

My Favorite Snack: Lesson · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

MyPlate: Handout · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

MyPlate Nutrition · K-2 · Katrina Martin

MyPlate Portions · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Need or Want: Lesson · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Native Americans · 3 · Lisa Dziekan

Optimal Growing Environments and the Importance of Healthy Soil · 5 · Fall · Lisa Dziekan

Organic Gardening Research Project · 3-5 · Kitty Okano

Observations in Writing · 2 · Spring/Fall · Lisa Dziekan

Planting · K-1 · Spring · Lisa Dziekan

Planting Math Lesson · 2-4 · sciencespot.net

Pea Activities · 2-5 · National Gardening Association

Planting a Salad · 4 · Spring · Granny's Garden School, Inc.

My Favorite Snack: Worksheet · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

MyPlate: Math · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Living Things Cause Changes · 2 · Granny's Garden School, Inc.

Mapping Skills in the Garden · 3 · Granny's Garden School, Inc.

Need or Want: Worksheet · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Math Problems Related to the Garden · 6-8 · Steve Kier

Planting Potatoes · 2 · Spring · Granny's Garden School, Inc.

Portion Distortion: Lesson · 5 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Portion Distortion: Visual · 5 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Plant Parts Web · All Grades · jingkids.us

Reading a Seed Packet · 2-5 · Kitty Okano

Recharge · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Rethink Your Drink · 3 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Rice is Life · K-4 · Picture-Perfect Science Lessons

Rise and Shine Yoga · All Grades · nurtureyourfamily.org

Soil Biology Classroom Activities · 3-5 · Natural Resources Conservation Science

School Lunch Menu Makeover: Lesson · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

School Lunch Menu Makeover: Worksheet · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Story of Miguel's Tomatoes · 2-4 · Feeding Minds, FIghting Hunger

Salad Greens Tasting · K-5 · Spring/Fall · Slow Food

Scavenger Hunt · 2 · Granny's Garden School, Inc.

Seed Planting · 2&4 · Spring/Fall · Lisa Dziekan

Seed Activities · 2-4 · Judy Cummings

Seeds: The Promise of Life [1 of 2] · 3+ · National Gardening Association

Sensational Snacks · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Seeds: The Promise of Life [2 of 2] · 3+ · National Gardening Association

Simon Says Go or Slow · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Sleep · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Snow to Water Ratio · 1-3 · Winter · Judy Cummings

Spinach · 3-5 · Fall/Winter · Fresh From the Farm

Spring Curriculum in the Garden · K-5 · Spring · Lincolnwood School

Stretch Break: 2nd Grade · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Stretch Break: 4th Grade · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Sugar Sugar: Handout · 5 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Sugar Sugar: Lesson · 5 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Sugar Sugar: Visual · 5 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Symmetry in the Garden · 2-4 · Steve Kier

Southern California Preschool Garden Primer · PreK-2 · Garden School Foundation

Spring Garden Lesson · 3 · Spring · Lisa Dziekan

Twin Tag · 2 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Thankful for Food: Lesson · 4 · Fall · nurtureyourfamily.org

Thankful for Food: Visual · 4 · Fall · nurtureyourfamily.org

Ultimate Step-by-Step Kids' First Gardening Book · 1-5 · Jenny Hendy

Weather Log · All Grades · Katrina Martin

What is Biodiversity? · 4 · Spring · Granny's Garden School, Inc.

What Parts of Plants Do We Eat? · 1-3 · Judy Cummings

Where Does Food Come From: Lesson · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Where Does Food Come From: Visual · 1 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Winter Journaling · K-5 · Winter · Chicago Botanic Garden

Worm Bin Project Unit · 2-3 · Michigan State University College of Education

Yoga Tag · 4 · nurtureyourfamily.org

Worm Info and Vermi Composting · 2-4 · Judy Cummings

Worm Cartoons · K-3 · Kitty Okano

Lessons



On this page, you will find class lessons for students in Kindergarten and older.