Plant an Indoor Sponge Garden

Plant an Indoor Sponge Garden Activity

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Gardening is a great way for kids to get their hands dirty and learn about nature, but in most of the country it's impossible to do year-round. When the wind starts howling, help your child plant a sponge garden in the comfort of your warm and dry kitchen.

What You Need:

  • New, clean sponge, any color
  • Small plate
  • Grass seeds
  • Water
  • Clear plastic wrap

What You Do:

  1. Soak the sponge in water and wring out until damp. Place on plate.
  2. Sprinkle with grass seeds.
  3. Sprinkle with water.
  4. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set plate in sunny spot.
  5. Sprinkle with water as needed to keep sponge only slightly damp.

In about two weeks, you should have the world's smallest lawn – no mowing required!

Updated on Oct 16, 2012
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