- Tuesday, 12 June 2012
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This simple way to start plants is a great way to teach kids about science, measuring, hand/eye coordination, patience, anticipation, disappointment, wonder, amazement and so much more.
- Cardboard egg carton
- Plastic wrap
- Small bag of planting mix
- Package of seeds
- Spray bottle of water
- Bucket or large bowl
- Pour the soil into the bucket or bowl. Add just enough water to amke it damp, not soupy.
- Use a spoon to place some soil into each egg cup.
- Make a small depression into each cup of soil with your finger. Place 2 seeds in each hole and cover with a light layer of soil.
- When all of the cups have seeds, lightly mist with water. Then, cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in a dark room or closet.
- Be sure to keep the soil moist, but not too wet. When the seeds have sprouted and are strong, replant them according to the package directions.
- Marigold, cosmos, sunflower or bean seeds are easy to start and sprout easily.
- The plastic wrap acts as a greenhouse.
- Kids can measure their plant growth for some added math skills.