Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1: Plant a Flower Day

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Milk Carton Gardens

Materials:

  • variety of seeds
  • milk cartons or egg cartons
  • potting soil
  • spoons
  • water
  • water can or cups

Directions:

  1. This activity can be done in or outdoors. If done inside, use plenty of newspaper underneath.
  2. Discuss different types of seeds. See if children can guess what grows from each kind.
  3. Let children choose which kind of seed they would like to plant.
  4. Put small holes in the bottom of the cartons.
  5. Children should label their carton.
  6. Fill the cartons with potting soil and then plant the seeds.
  7. Water and place in a sunny spot.
  8. Observe the seeds over the summer and discuss any changes that may occur.
  9. Don’t forget to water periodically!
Source(s): Toolbox Training’s 100 Nature Activities for Kids card set (activity F4).


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