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

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

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.
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Insectivorous Terrarium

Insectivorous Terrarium

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.
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Parts of a Plant 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.
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Grow a Sock Garden

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.
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Plant Matters: How Plants Travel

Plant Matters: How Plants Travel

Plants may not have feet, but they do move! Help your child learn different ways seeds travel.
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Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste

Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste

Grow a garden with an environmentally-friendly twist by using plant scraps that usually get thrown away.
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Potato Maze: Make a Plant Obstacle Course!

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.
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How to Grow an Avocado Plant

How to Grow an Avocado Plant

Learn how to grow an avocado plant indoors with your 1st grader in this hands-on gardening activity.
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Planting a Garden

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.
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Tea Garden

Tea Garden

Help your child plant a âtea garden": a garden made of herbs for making teas.
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Kokedama

Kokedama

In this activity, your child will learn about a style of gardening that uses moss, also called "kokedama."
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Painting Clay Flower Pots

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.
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What Do Plants Need?

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.
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Indoor Herb Garden

Indoor Herb Garden

Plant a mini herb garden and teach your child about science and nature.
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Make a Desktop Desert Terrarium

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.
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