Hi friends! So excited for this post because it involves 1) a printable and 2) one of my all time favorite topics: gardening! One part of my journey to a more simple life is to simplify what goes into my body. Connecting with the food that goes into our bodies sounds a bit silly but packs a powerful punch. Educating ourselves about the plants we eat is a big part.
Learning about what makes a plant grow connects us to that plant, at least for me. What I mean is that once I understand what a plant or animal for that matters needs to grow and to thrive in their environment. When I understand why a slug exists, what it’s role is in our ecosystem, for example, they don’t annoy me as much. I actually appreciate them.
Maybe I should have chosen a different example. Ants? Spiders?
You get my point.
Same goes with eating. Learning about our bodies and the impact of certain foods on our bodies.
I created this Parts of the Plants We Eat printable to help us (adults & kids) understand a bit more about our food.
Parts of the Plants We Eat
- Print out this download
- Laminate the control card
- Introduce the activity with the printable sheets, scissors, and a glue stick
“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”
― Michael Pollan
- Use real plants
- Go outside and talk about the plants we eat
- Visit a farm
- Check out this Good Bug/Bad Bug activity
Other Gardening with Kids Ideas
Did you enjoy this activity? You might be interested in checking out these gardening posts!
- Gardening Books for Kids
- Garden Planner for Kids
- Gardening Tools for Kids
- Make a Worm Tower
- Soil Experiment
- Outdoor Chores
- Earth Day Activities
Thanks for visiting!