As we prepare to plant our garden this spring, it’s been fun to include a garden theme in our learning time. This garden math adding money activity was a fun twist on a traditional math worksheets. My second grader loved her math time when she was in charge of selecting the math problems. She loves anything that she is in charge of…

– Life Over C's Practice adding money with this free printable garden math activity. Choose two seed packets and add them together. Perfect for a spring math lesson.

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Materials for the Adding Money Garden Activity

  • Paper
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Velcro Dots
  • Dry Erase Markers or Dry Erase Crayons

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– Life Over C's Practice adding money with this free printable garden math activity. Choose two seed packets and add them together. Perfect for a spring math lesson.

To prep: Print and laminate the garden math printable. We chose to laminate the black and white page as well so that we could use it multiple times. You could just use it as a student recording page instead.

Cut apart the seed packet cards.

– Life Over C's Practice adding money with this free printable garden math activity. Choose two seed packets and add them together. Perfect for a spring math lesson.

To use: Select two seed packets for each money addition problem. Have the student add together the prices of the seed packets to find the total price.

Jaida enjoyed telling me punny jokes while she was working on her math.

“Ahhh!!! There’s a leek in the house!!”

“That’s so corn-y.”

I love second grader jokes!

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– Life Over C's Practice adding money with this free printable garden math activity. Choose two seed packets and add them together. Perfect for a spring math lesson.

She worked on these as mental math. No manipulatives and not re-writing the problems vertically in her notebook which are strategies that she has been using.

She was very proud that she got all of them right!

For an additional challenge give the kids a few play dollar bills:

How many seed packets can you get for $2.00?

What is the most amount of seed packets you can get for $3.00?

If I buy _____ and ______, how much change will I get if I pay with $5.00?

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– Life Over C's Practice adding money with this free printable garden math activity. Choose two seed packets and add them together. Perfect for a spring math lesson.

To extend the activity further, get some newspaper flyers from home improvement stores and have the kids plan their own garden with pretend money. 

Give them a budget of $10 or $25 and have them figure out what they can purchase for that amount.

Do they need to purchase planters and soil or will they make an in-ground garden?

Will they do a food garden or a flower garden?

So many fun ways to work on adding money while learning about gardens!

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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