Spring is the perfect time to talk to kids about veggies and fruits. So we came up with a garden spinner craft as a fun conversation starter about gardening and so much more.
Gardening with kids is a great experience, giving little ones the opportunity to learn about our food and the satisfaction of growing plants and harvesting them. Our spinner contains a few of the easiest crops to grow and that you should try with your kids: sunflowers, lettuce, carrots and potatoes.
If you decide to involve your kids in gardening with you this year, you may want to use this garden spinner craft as an opportunity to go over how plants grow, what they need to grow and what parts of these plants we eat.
Get more ideas from this list of 20 veggie crafts.
For each of the veggies (potatoes, carrots, lettuce), fruits (strawberries) and flowers (sunflower) included in the craft I drew the entire plant, not only what we see above the ground. I wanted kids to be able to notice the roots too. And this is for two reasons. Like in the case of carrots we eat the some roots. The second reason is because the roots differ from one plant to another and it’s interesting to notice the differences.
The garden spinner craft is a nice addition to our spring craft collection, next to the other garden crafts: the paper plate carrot garden and the paper plate veggie garden.
Garden spinner craft
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- Garden spinner template
- White cardstock paper
- Colored pencils
- Paper fastener
- Hole punch
How to make a garden spinner craft
Start by printing the garden spinner and cover on white cardstock paper and cutting them out.
Color the garden spinner.
Color the cover.
Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the cover. (where marked)
Use a pencil to make a hole in the middle of the garden spinner. (where marked)
Attach the garden spinner and cover together with a paper fastener.