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This is a great introduction to get children into understanding the lifecycle of plants, how they grow and looking after them. 

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic cup/ small jar (one for each child)
  • Potting soil
  • Photo of each child's face to fit into the plastic cup/small jar
  • Grass seeds to grow
  • Water

What to do:

  • Add each child's photo to the plastic cup and these can be kept in place by clear contact or double sided tape.
  • Fill up the cup with potting soil.
  • Add the grass seed to the top of the cup.
  • Pat the seeds down into the soil.
  • Water generously.
  • Wait for seeds to grow. 

Hints and Tips: 

  • You can use the following to grow: Mustard Seeds, Chives, Alfalfa, Peas, Lentils etc. 
  • Once the hair grows children can cut their "hair", tie them, make pig tails etc.
  • Keep the cups on the shelves and involve children in watering them so the grass starts growing.
  • You can use Basil, Mint or other herbs so the activity can be sensory as well helping in engaging children when the plant will be fully grown.
  • The seeds don't need sunlight just a warm environment but once the germination starts it's better consider to move them in a more sunny place or they will stop growing.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Following direction in to fill up the bottle

    Use provided resources to decorate the bottle as they like

    Listen and asking question, interact with peers and educator

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Science and Nature, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Learning Games, Science Experiments, Sensory Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1. Developing knowledge and self-confidence through new skills development

    2. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

    3. Developing social and emotional well-being and creating a sense of achievement by working together with educators and/or peers and developing fine motor skills manipulating seeds and decoration materials

    4. Using senses to investigate natural and processed materials

Created On February 27, 2023 Last modified on Monday, February 27, 2023
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