Including vegetable garden activities for preschoolers in your classroom or homeschool plan is a great way to teach preschoolers all kinds of lessons. Children learn about plant life cycles and about what it takes to take care of and cultivate something. Of course, incorporating vegetable garden activities is a great way to encourage children to try different kinds of foods. Using food in your classroom for activities beyond eating might not be something you do, but you can still find tons of great vegetable garden activities for preschoolers on this list!
Fun Vegetable Garden Activities for Preschoolers
Vegetable Garden Sensory Bin
I bring this out multiple times a year, and my students always enjoy finding the veggies in the garden. You can leave the tweezers out for younger students or even turn it into a sensory bottle like this one.
I love using veggies for art and in a class always include some taste testing for my students.
Veggie Garden Painting
Take veggie printing one step further by printing what is above and below ground.
Better yet, if you can grow some veggies with your students and then use them to paint!
Gardening for letters.
Learn letters and have fun in your preschool garden with this carrot-themed activity.
Vegetable Garden Above and Below Ground
I love this garden-themed activity.
Veggie Taste Test
This post is an apple taste test but this year we did it with veggies ( carrots, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, and celery). The students loved it!
Make Vegetable Soup
and, of course, work in alphabet soup too!
Sequencing seed growth
This uses the seed growth models and encourages children to match them steps up in photos and 3D.
Ripped Paper Carrot
Make your own veggie without having to wait. I don’t know why children love this craft so much, but trust me, they do!
Need more garden activities for preschoolers with flowers and bugs too?
Here are even more gardening-themed activities for preschoolers!
Vegetable Garden Books for Preschool
Mae your lessons deeper with books to go with the vegetable garden activities for preschoolers! Check out this wonderful list of garden themed books for preschool.