It’s planting season here in Portland! What better way to teach kids to nurture living things, protect the environment and learn about food production than by gardening? Here are some activities that will help you and your kiddos celebrate the beginning of Spring, spark scientific curiosity and get crafty in the garden!
Looking for a creative way to pot your plants? Sculptamold is a fun material to work with and it makes great, unique plant pots.
Now that the days are longer we’re all appreciating the sun. Here’s a great experiment to illustrate the importance of the sunlight in our lives and especially the lives of our plants and veggies!
Why does a Seed Need Sunlight – Learn Play Imagine
Making seed bombs is a great sensory activity for younger children and they make for easy, no fuss planting!
Make your own DIY Seed Bombs – Practically Functional
If you have more seedlings than places to put them, these toilet paper/wrapping paper seed pots are the perfect way to nurture those extra baby plants before you’re ready to gift them to friends and family or transplant them to larger pots.
Brown Paper Seedling Pots – Homework
Once you’ve got those plants potted and/or planted in the garden you will need some cute plant markers!