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Time : 35 mins

Author: Sameera Balay.

Outline

Greeting and Review
  • Start in the same space if possible for every class (ex: The Circle, Pond, Back benches)
Main Lesson 
  • This class is designed to go along with the Kindergarten Five Senses class. Please make sure the class is covered in the class before you do it in the garden
Activity 1
  • Reinforce the five senses they learnt in the class in the garden.
  • Materials Needed: Worksheets and Markers/Pencils
Activity 2
  • Water the Garden
  • Materials Needed: None
Cleanup 
  • Put away the markers/pencils and tools used to water or weed the garden
Goodbye
  • 2-3 minutes to say goodbye.
External References None
Worksheets(Please email the worksheet separately) Five Senses in the Garden

ACTIVITY 1: FIVE SENSES IN THE GARDEN

Split the class into as many groups as you have adults. Take the kids for a “listening walk” in the garden.  Once they have reviewed the senses they can draw or write in their worksheets.

  1. SIGHT – Ask the children what they see in the garden – Trees, Plants, Structures, Animals, Colors, texture, shapes
  2. TOUCH – Have them feel the leaves, dirt, grass, plants, structures
  3. TASTE – Walk them to the herb garden and ask them to taste the herbs in the herb garden or herbs in your plot
  4. SMELL – Have them walk to the herb garden and ask them to smell the herbs
  5. HEAR – Ask the children to be quiet so they hear some sounds – Birds, Wind, Airplanes, outside noises.

ACTIVITY 2 : WATER AND WEED IN THE GARDEN BED

  • Ask them to water the garden beds and the community beds or areas.
  • If time permits ask them to weed the garden.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES (Include additional activities)

None

CLEANUP & GOODBYE (Include Cleanup and Goodbye)

  • Put away all the markers or pencils used for the worksheets.

References

Worksheet Links

Five Senses in the Garden

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