The garden provides lots of opportunities for learning and crafting – from creating seed bombs to measuring weather as well as learning about how plants grow. This week for the virtual book club for kids we are using some common weeds and a few sticks to work on number bonds and counting to 10 using a DIY Ten Frame. A 1- frame is a great way to get children to see numbers and manipulate them to work out the relationships for number bonds as well as use those basics to understand place value in the future.

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## Materials needed for your Garden Flower Ten Frame

Sticks

Two different sorts of flowers – 10 of each sort we used Daisies and Dandelions picked from the garden.

## Preparation for your Garden Flower Ten Frame

Lay out our sticks into a grid so you have 5 boxes at the top and 5 boxes at the bottom.

## Using the Flower Ten Frame

We started off using the ten frame for simple counting and number bonds.

Place a number of dandelions and then filling the blank spaces with the daisies. Then adding them together to find out how many more would make 10.

Once we had revised our number bonds to ten using the ten frame we then played a couple of games.

The favourite one a battleship style game where I played against her guessing the position of her dandelions and daisies based on instructions like – Do you have a space on the bottom row, do you have equal numbers of daises and dandelions etc….

Number Bond Activities

## Garden Week Book Ideas

The featured book for our Garden week with Virtual Book Club for Kids is The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Possibly one of my favourite garden books and a classic in our household as soon as spring arrives.

Â As with every week though realising how difficult it can be to find certain books and wanting to fill our book box we suggest 4 other books that are great for reading with kids in the early years.

Planting a Rainbow
From Seed to Plant
Jackâ€™s Garden
Rachel’s Day in the Garden: A Kids Yoga Book

## Garden Learning Activities and Crafts

### Maths Garden Activities

Flower Ten Frame – You Are Here!

Number Activities with Printable Flowers and WormsÂ – JDaniel4’s Mom

### Literacy Garden Activities

Alphabet Puzzle Cards – Sea of Knowledge

Flower Garden Name Puzzle – Still Playing School

### Creative Garden Activities

Colourful Ribbon Flower Craft for Kids – Toddler Approved

Rainbow Spin Art Flower Craft – Messy Little Monster

Build a Flower Creative InvitationÂ – My Storytime Corner

### Science and Sensory Garden Activities

The Seeds We EatÂ – Teach Beside Me

A Fun Way for Kids to Plan a Garden – Sunny Day Family

Seed & Plant Matching Game & {FREE} Cards – Preschool Powol Packets

Plant Biology for Kids & Garden Themed Learning ActivitiesÂ – Mama Smiles

Garden Pretend Play and Fine Motor ActivityÂ – Views From a Step Stool

Observing Seed Germination in a Plastic BagÂ – Inspiration Laboratories

More Garden Activities and Crafts for Kids