Lesson Plan

Grow an Art Garden: Plant a Rainbow

After a reading of Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow, class members plan a rainbow garden, research growing cycles of the fruits and vegetables in their section, and then plant and maintain the garden.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Take photos of the garden at various stages of the growing cycle and create a class book of the rainbow garden
  • Assign groups the responsibility of watering, weeding, and maintaining their section of the garden over the course of the year
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity requires a collection of old seed catelogues
  • Kids research the the different needs of seeds, seedlings, bulbs, and cuttings before selecting the plants that wold thrive in their section of the garden
  • The plan includes complete directions for the collage and planting activities
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