El Nuevo Sol Learning Garden/Lesson Plan 4

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Goals[edit | edit source]

Garden Goal: Paint Crates

Teaching Goal: Teach children about the vitamins that are in each plant in the garden and what they do

Activities[edit | edit source]

Relaxation Activity (5 minutes)[edit | edit source]

A: Sit quietly with eyes closed and try to hear the birds

Teach About Vitamins (30 minutes)[edit | edit source]

A: Make vegetable cutouts and put them on popsicle sticks

B: Show each vegetable and say what vitamins they have and what they do.

C: Have the children repeat each vegetable and vitamin and what they do while pointing to the part of their body that is helped

i: Tomato- Vitamin A (good for… eyes, bones, teeth, hair)

ii: Squash- Vitamin A (good for… eyes, bones, teeth, hair)

iii: Avocado- Vitamin B (good for… heart, energy)

iv: Chamomile- Can make a tea, which is good for upset stomach

v: Peppers- Vitamin C (good for…keeping mouth healthy, protects you from sickness, and helps you heal when you get a cut)

Pass Out Food (30 minutes)[edit | edit source]

A:Talk about how yummy it is and how healthy it is. Make games about how you can feel your bones getting healthy, your energy going up…etc.

PAINT CRATES! (1 hour)[edit | edit source]

A: Have the children choose partners and sit with partner

B: Put on smocks and only let them go outside to paint when both partners have smocks on

C: Give each partner crates and paint and brushes (be sure to set crates a good distance away from other crates)

D: Have fun

Supplies[edit | edit source]

  • Vegetable cutout
  • food
  • non-toxic and water based paint
  • paint brushes
  • smocks
  • popsicle sticks
  • crates
  • paint drop cloth