Recommended Seeds for Beginners:

  • Sunflowers
  • Marigolds
  • Violets
  • Basil
  • Green beans
  • Peas

*Stores closed and can’t get seeds?
You can always order them online!*

  You don’t have to have a space outside to
   have a garden! You can use pots or cups
    and put them inside a sunny window :)

​Recommended Books About Gardening:

Strega Nona and her Tomatoes- Tomie DePaola
Planting a Rainbow- Lois Ehlert 

From Seed to Plant- Gail Gibbons
The Carrot Seed- Ruth Krauss
The Tiny Seed- Eric Carle

Dice Games:


​​What You Need to Plant a Seed:                                         

  • Seed of choice
  • Soil
  • Pot (if not starting seed in ground).
  • Sun
  • Water

*Remember to check everyday to see if your plant needs water. Be careful not to give it too much water! Put your finger in the dirt. If it is dry add water.*

What is the Difference Between an Annual and a Perennial Plant?

Annuals- These need to be replanted every year (Sunflowers, Petunias, Marigolds, etc)- I recommend starting with annuals if you are new to gardening.
Perennial- These will come back on their own every year (Tulips, Daffodils, Crocuses, etc).


Crocuses in my garden


Recommended Resources:  (Ms. Burdwood’s personal favorite)

Sets & Reps:

Ms. Burdwood’s Gardening Tips for Kids:

Try a movement break with Ms. Collins!