Spring Learning Activities

Are you looking for some activities to do outside with your K-12 class this Spring? Whether or not you have a growing space, there are plenty of BC Curriculum-based activities to do with your students. Keep in mind that activities will vary depending on where you are in the Province, they might be possible earlier/later than suggested here.

Let us know if you have more suggestions! Email Addie at foodliteracy@nullfarmtoschoolbc.ca.

Spring Activities (April-June)

 


April

School Garden-Based Activities

Outdoor Activities

Spring Reading List


May

School Garden-Based Activities

Outdoor Activities

  • Create some pollinator habitat and a water source; a saturated dish of sandy gravel, and piles of rocks around the school can look pretty enticing to bees!
  • For more pollinator information, watch our webinar from April 27 here.
  • What edible weeds are growing? Dandelions, burdock, lamb’s quarter, chickweed, pineapple weed (wild chamomile), and plantain are all edible and grow prolifically in lawns and in beds (watch for areas sprayed with pesticides).
  • What is going on with the weather? How does the weather impact how plants are growing? Track weather with these tools.
  • Loose parts work really well in the garden, using pieces to discuss patterns in a nature mandala or encouraging literacy with story stones, there are endless activities with loose parts!

Spring Reading List

  • Busy Spring, Nature Wakes Up by Sean Taylor and Alex Moss
  • Meennunyakaa Blueberry Patch by Jennifer Leason
  • I Wait by Caitlin Nicholson
  • Root to Bloom, A Modern Guide to Whole Plant Use by Mat Pember and Jocelyn Cross