Play with plants using these fun summer gardening activities! Spend summer afternoons making desert terrariums, decorating clay pots, and growing herbal teas with your child.Download all (16)
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Play with Plants
Play with plants using these fun summer gardening activities! Spend summer afternoons making desert terrariums, decorating clay pots, and growing herbal teas with your child.
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Play With Plants Checklist
Get ready to grow excitement with plants-themed activities! Use this handy checklist to keep track of supplies and activities for week 2 of DIY summer camp.More infoDownload Worksheet
Boys might wrinkle their noses at the thought of gardening, but we guarantee they'll like this activity! Make a recycled terrarium full of bug-eating plants.View Full Activity
Parts of a Plant Activity
Teach your little one a few new sight words that are all about household items. This activity will help her learn the different parts of a plant.More infoDownload Worksheet
Grow a Sock Garden
In this activity, your kid has your permission to get his socks nice and filthy. In fact, it's a necessity, because those socks are going to make a garden.View Full Activity
Plant Matters: How Plants Travel
Plants may not have feet, but they do move! Help your child learn different ways seeds travel.More infoDownload Worksheet
Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste
Grow a garden with an environmentally-friendly twist by using plant scraps that usually get thrown away.View Full Activity
Potato Maze: Make a Plant Obstacle Course!
This experiment works due to a simple principle: plants need light. Build a shoebox maze and watch the plant work though the obstacle course, searching for sun.View Full Activity
How to Grow an Avocado Plant
Learn how to grow an avocado plant indoors with your 1st grader in this hands-on gardening activity. View Full Activity
Planting a Garden
Little botanists will enjoy planting their own garden with this earth science worksheet! She'll colour, cut, and plant her own fruits with this fun activity.More infoDownload Worksheet
Help your child plant a âtea garden": a garden made of herbs for making teas.View Full Activity
In this activity, your child will learn about a style of gardening that uses moss, also called "kokedama."View Full Activity
Painting Clay Flower Pots
Create a face of a person or animal on a small terra cotta flower pot and grow herbs or a flowered plant for their hair! As the herbs grow, the hair grows.View Full Activity
What Do Plants Need?
What exactly do plants need to survive: honey, bear, donuts, or air? Your first grader will contemplate these questions and more, with this adorable worksheet.More infoDownload Worksheet
Indoor Herb Garden
Plant a mini herb garden and teach your child about science and nature.View Full Activity
Make a Desktop Desert Terrarium
Using a glass fishbowl, you and your kids can create a low-humidity, open-topped terrarium perfect for easy care, drought-tolerant succulents.View Full Activity