The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of planting raising activities on young
children's nature-friendly attitude and resilience. The subjects were 26 three-year-old children
attending G day care center in Seoul. Thirteen children in the experimental group participated in
planting raising activities which were conducted 19 times during 4-week period. The other 13
children in the control group participated in routine day care center activities.
The results showed that nature-friendly attitude and resilience of children in the experimental
group increased significantly than those of control group. Specifically, significant differences between
experimental and control groups reported in sub-categories of nature-friendly attitude, namely, concern
and affection for the animal and plant, respect for life, nature preference and nature protection. Also,
significant differences between experimental and control groups reported in sub-categories of resilience,
namely, attachment, initiation, self-control and behavior problem. On the contrary, no differences
were found in nature-friendly attitude and resilience according to children’s sex.