If you’re looking for a quick & easy science experiment for preschoolers, then you’re definitely going to want to check out this Growing Grass Make & Play Gardening Activity for Preschoolers. It’s a fun activity that’s perfect for teaching little kids about growing gardens and plant life cycles.
The little guy and I were both so excited to start our Growing Gardens preschool homeschool theme. We learned about soil and seeds earlier in the week and today we learned about two things that plants need to grow. Sun & Water.
All plants need water and sunlight. Water and sunlight provide energy for plants, but too much of either one can harm a plant.
I can’t even begin to describe how excited a certain little someone was when I told him that we were going to be growing grass. He was literally jumping up and down. I’m totally not exaggerating.
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
Ironically, daddy and the little guy planted pansies in the planter box over Mother’s Day weekend. You know, to make the deck all kinds of pretty for summer.
And a few days later we did some more gardening, but this time as part of our preschool homeschool.
Growing Grass Make & Play Activity for Little Kids
Physical Science (27.1), Fine Motor (5.1)
What you’ll need
- Grass Seed
- Observation Sheet
- Plastic Cup
- Permanent Marker
Here’s how to do it
- What do you think we need to grow grass?
- Write each child’s name on a cup.
- Encourage him to scoop soil into his cup. Sprinkle some grass seed, then bury it in the soil. Draw a picture of the cup and soil in the first square on the observation sheet.
- Keep the cups near sunlight. Water regularly and watch grass grow.
- When grass sprouts, invite children to draw more pictures on the observation sheet.
- Did the child describe the materials needed to grow the grass?
- Did he easily scoop the soil into the cup?
- Did the child observe the grass as it grew in the cup?
And of course if you’re looking for other Growing Gardens Activities, you can find them here:
- Planting Flowers Sensory Activity for Preschoolers
- Dandelions Invitation to Create Process Art Experience
- Weeding the Garden Math Activity for Preschoolers
The little guy definitely had a blast scooping the soil and burying the seeds and of course we talked about what a plant needs to grow.
Hopefully sometime in the next few weeks, we’ll have some grass to observe. And if you didn’t get this month’s curriculum kit, you could totally make your own.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Growing Gardens theme. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger
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