I am a big fan of gardening and I always have lots of gardening projects going on with the children at Le Chemin ABA – outside in our courtyard garden, in our window boxes and in our indoor herb garden.
The children love learning about different plants, and especially getting to participate in all of the sensory fun of touching the dirt and planting the plants! Watering our plants is one of the children’s daily functional activities, along with feeding the therapy dogs and changing the paper towel rolls in each of the rooms of our learning house. Learn more about engaging your kids in functional activities in my blog post, functional learning activities for children with autism.
I am always looking for new, creative ideas to make gardening fun and to add new steps of learning for the children at my center. Children with autism have a tendancy to learn one way of doing something – for example, gardening means planting purple flowers in the flower bed to the right of the door of the learning house. To teach the kids that there are many ways, and places, to garden I try to mix things up as much as possible, planting in the flower beds, inside, outside, in the therapy rooms, in the window boxes, in my office and now… in teacups! (The possibilities really are endless!)
Mini teacup gardens from Camp Makery.
Teacup herb gardens from Get Creative Juice.
Gorgeous pansies in a teacup from Min Plat Su Solen (My Place in the Sun).
Do you like these teacup gardening ideas? I would love to hear from you! ♥
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