Resources

Resources for 5 - 11s

Anatomy of a plant

All kinds of very easy to use explanations about the anatomy of plants including games. First brought to our attention by Allison and Joey.

Appletree School

Excellent interactive game for KS1-2 – a tour around Appletree School's garden, picking up useful information about growing veg sustainably.

BBC Gardening with Children

Activities for all the family.

Compost game

Separate files that is part of Creative Composting Pack

Download: Compost game (PDF format)

Compost Poster

Separate file that is part of Creative Composting Pack

Download: Compost Poster

Compost Word Search

Separate file that is part of Creative Composting Pack

Download: Compost Word Search (PDF format)

CREATIVE COMPOSTING TEACHER’S PACK

This pack is designed for use with children aged seven to eleven. It contains pupils’ resource and activity cards and teachers’ work cards introducing you to the world of composting.

Download: CREATIVE COMPOSTING TEACHER’S PACK (PDF format)

Crop Rotation

One of two activities that are intended to teach kids about crop rotation.

Download: Crop Rotation (PDF format)

Crop Rotation Game

One of two activities that are intended to teach kids about crop rotation.

Download: Crop Rotation Game (MS Word format)

Friend or Foe game

Activities for children, who should identify friends and foes (useful and damaging creatures) for gardens.

Download: Friend or Foe game (PDF format)

Gardening with Children: Kids Zone (5 to 6)

Fun and games for kids aged 5 and 6 years.

Gardening with Children: Kids Zone (6 to 8)

Fun and games for kids aged 6 to 8 years.

Gardening with Children: Kids Zone (9 and over)

Fun and games for kids aged 9 years and over.

Gardening with Children: School Zone

This Zone is for stimulating ideas for the class, a collection of helpful fact sheets, cool competitions and fun things to do on a rainy day. What to do on the allotment or if you're thinking on a smaller scale, what to put in the window box? How to do it? When is it best to do it? It is a resource of project ideas, funding information, curriculum notes and hopefully a little inspiration too.

Identifying Weeds

Teaching materials for kids

Download: Identifying Weeds (PDF format)

Kate’s Kitchen Garden Planner

Garden Planner poster for school kids

Download: Kate’s Kitchen Garden Planner (PDF format)

The Great Plant Hunt

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK) has produced a brand new biodiversity webpage and 'Thinking Walk' activity suitable for children aged 5-11 as part of 'The Great Plant Hunt.' It's free to access and download and is designed to help children discover and understand biodiversity.

The Tomato Zone (5 to 11)

Interactive activities about tomatoes for children aged 5 to 11.