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

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

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.
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Insectivorous Terrarium

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.
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Parts of a Plant Activity

Teach your little one a few new sight words that are all about household items. This activity will help her learn the different parts of a plant.
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Grow a Sock Garden

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.
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Plant Matters: How Plants Travel

Plants may not have feet, but they do move! Help your child learn different ways seeds travel.
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Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste

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!

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.
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How to Grow an Avocado Plant

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

Little botanists will enjoy planting their own garden with this earth science worksheet! She'll color, cut, and plant her own fruits with this fun activity.
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Tea Garden

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

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

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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What Do Plants Need?

What exactly do plants need to survive: honey, bear, donuts, or air? Your first grader will contemplate these questions and more, with this adorable worksheet.
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Indoor Herb Garden

Plant a mini herb garden and teach your child about science and nature.
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Make a Desktop Desert Terrarium

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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