Gardening Science


This year, I set up a Garden Center. I bought a plastic, kids wheelbarrow, kid size garden gloves, a 3 pc. set of plastic garden/lawn tools, trowels and lots of seeds and dirt. They picked out their own seeds and planted them in cups. I marked each cup with the type of seed and the amount of days it took to germinate. They watered them for a week or so and once they were growing, they went home. They had a lot of fun playing in the dirt and making things grow!!


Give each child a paper plate. Have children soak cotton balls in water and lay them on plate. Let them sprinkle sprout seeds on the cotton balls. In a few days they will sprout teaching children about vegetables and nature. They can also eat them which they all enjoy


This year, I set up a Garden Center. I bought a plastic, kids wheelbarrow, kid size garden gloves, a 3 pc. set of plastic garden/lawn tools, trowels and lots of seeds and dirt. They picked out their own seeds and planted them in cups. I marked each cup with the type of seed and the amount of days it took to germinate. They watered them for a week or so and once they were growing, they went home. They had a lot of fun playing in the dirt and making things grow!!


You will need a bag of white beans roll of paper towels and one zip lock baggie for each child. Wet one paper towel and out in the baggie then put in 5 beans. Zip up the baggie make sure to leave air in the baggie. Hang in your windows and watch them grow. Later you can transplant to pots and send home!!!! Let me know how this turns out for you.


During gardening week, we plant a tree. This year, my children helped plant a tree in a wagon. We wheel the tree in from outside daily and water it. The children named it also. They really enjoy watching the tree grow!


Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.