Growing Plants

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Pincer grasp, scooping and pouring, colouring, drawing, painting, cutting, glueing
  • Intellectual - Observing, predicting, measuring, comparing, counting
  • Emotional - Appreciation, responsibility, sense of wonder
  • Social - Caring for the environment, making a difference
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Growing plants in recycled materials.
Skill Level
Easy
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
< 15 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Recyclable materials (milk cartons/cans/vitagen or paper cups)
  • Cotton pads
  • A cup of water
  • Beans
  • Scissors
  • Sticky note
  • Marker

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Introduce the different beans to children and talk about the differences (size, colour etc). Let them sort the beans.

Step 3

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Assist them in cutting lines on the paper cups.

Step 4

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Let the children decorate their recyclable containers and fold down the sides.

Step 5

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Lay the cotton pads in the paper cups and wet them with water.

Step 6

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Place the paper cups in a dark and cool area. When seeds have germinated, take it out into the sun and water it daily. Make the children to observe and measure the plant. Take photos of the process and make comparisons.

Ask the Kids

How many types of beans can you see?

“How do their sizes and colours differ?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below