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It’s spring, and for many people that means planting flowers in the front yard, or even getting ready to plant a garden. In the spring farmers are planting as well, but the planting they are doing is a big part of their livelihood for the year.

It's Planting Season! A Homeschool Lesson About Growing Food

How does planting work on the farm? Is it more than just digging holes and planting seeds? We explore planting season in this months agriculture homeschool lesson. The lesson and activities featured below are suitable for students in preschool through 2nd grade, but as always, there much to learn for the teacher as well. The next time you eat a meal, take a moment to think about all the work that went into growing your food!

It’s Planting Season! A Homeschool Lesson About Growing Food

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Related Activities

Handprint Corn Stalk

Once again, my friend Sarah at This Farm Family’s Life has created an amazing craft to go along with this lesson. Be sure to check out this handprint corn stalk craft and pin it for later!

How Does Corn Grow?

Corn Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Corn Painting

Bean Seed Cycle Lesson

Animal or Plant?

Wheat Stalk Fork Painting

The Great Corn Adventure

Recommended Reading

Who Grew My Soup

Who Grew My Soup? by Tom Darbyshire

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons

One Bean by Anne Rockwell

Corn is Maize by Aliki

A Year at A Farm by Nicholas Harris

Stay tuned next month for another fun homeschooling unit that ties agricultural education in with math, reading, science, and more! In the meantime, find lots more fun homeschooling ideas on my Homeschool Pinterest Board. And don’t miss last month’s lesson, A Day on the Farm!