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…
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Materials needed for the Garden Math Adding Money Free Printable:
Dry-erase crayons or markers
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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.
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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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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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!
Our Favorite Garden Books for Kids:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
From Seed to PlantLola Plants a Garden (Lola Reads)Rachel’s Day in the Garden: A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book (Kids Yoga Stories)I Can Grow a Flower (Life Cycle Board Books)Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard (Backyard Bugs)Worm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts)A Seed Is Sleepy: (Nature Books for Kids, Environmental Science for Kids)