FoodPrints Curriculum

The Seasons of the Garden


Growing Food Through the Seasons

Standards Alignment:

Next Generation Science Standards

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:



Winter / December


The purpose of this lesson is for students to make connections between the weather and seasonal food. After discussing seasons, weather, and plant growth, students study a seasonal food chart and then create their own. They also search for signs of life in the winter garden, make observational drawings, and predict how the garden will change in other seasons. This lesson supports the DCPS Kindergarten ELA Unit Water and Precipitation and the Science Unit Dealing with Weather.

Big Idea

The plants we grow in the garden change with the seasons.

Guiding Questions

  • How does weather impact life in the garden?
  • Why can’t all edible plants grow in our garden all year?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson