Edible gardens

Edible gardens

  • Early Learning
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson Summary

This activity is designed to encourage children to participate in growing their own food, develop an understanding of where their food comes from, how much time it takes for food to grow, what is needed to grow food, what they can make with the food that they grow. Younger children will explore the garden and produce using all of their senses, while older children will create a special place using edible plants and be involved in the full process of growing food from seed to table.

Activity Intention:

  • This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

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Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

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