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Growing Plants

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

Growing plants in recycled materials.

Skill Level: Easy Suitable For: 3 - 4 years old Estimated Time: < 15 mins Environment: Indoors


  • Recyclable materials (milk cartons/cans/vitagen or paper cups)

  • Cotton pads

  • A cup of water

  • Beans

  • Scissors

  • Sticky note

  • Marker

Step 1:

Introduce the different beans to children and talk about the differences (size, colour, etc.) . Let them sort the beans.

Step 2:

Assist them in cutting lines on the paper cups.

Step 3:

Let the children decorate their recyclable containers and fold down the sides.

Step 4:

Lay the cotton pads in the paper cups and wet them with water.

Step 5:

Place the paper cups in a dark and cool area. When seeds have germinated, take it out into the sun and water it daily. Get the children to observe and measure the plant. Take photos of the progress and make comparisons.

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