Faemom Crafts for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kids

Planting

Posted on: June 3, 2009

(I don’t know one kid who doesn’t like getting dirty.  For young children, like my boys, I would recommend starting out with a plant; while, older kids have more patience and would enjoy starting a plant from seed.)

Things you need:

  • A pot
  • Potting soil
  • Pebbles
  • A plant or seeds
  • A small shovel
  • Water

Have the child cover the bottom of the pot with pebbles to allow good drainage.  Then have the child shovel the soil half way in the pot. 

A pot filled half way

A pot filled half way

Have the child place the plant or seeds in the pot. 

The flower

The flower

 Have the child fill the pot with soil with the shovel or hands.  Water the plant as needed. 

Watering the plant

Watering the plant

(Encourage your child to talk and sing to the plant as this will help the plant grow better.)

The growing flowers

The growing flowers

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2 Responses to "Planting"

My daughter loves to garden. Every morning she asks if we’re going to garden today! She never liked lettuce until last year I had her plant some in a cup, and she would pluck the leaves and eat it like a bunny. this is a GREAT way to teach kids about where food comes from, and (hopefully!) get them to appreciate vegetables more.

Ooo, I have to try ther lettuce in a cup. Evan refuses nearly everything that is grown from the ground.

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