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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 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

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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.

Insectivorous Terrarium

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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.

Grow a Sock Garden

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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.

Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste

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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!

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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.

How to Grow an Avocado Plant

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

Make Summer Screen Time Matter

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Tea Garden

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

Kokedama

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

Painting Clay Flower Pots

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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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Indoor Herb Garden

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Plant a mini herb garden and teach your child about science and nature.

Make a Desktop Desert Terrarium

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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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