Planting seeds and watching them grow is a lovely activity to do with the kids. They learn so many things from this simple activity, they are introduced to how plants grow, they practice patience as they wait for the seeds to sprout and they learn new words such as seeds, grow, roots, shoots and sprout.
What you need:
- Egg carton
- Cotton wool balls
- Mustard or cress seeds
Wet some cotton wool and put it inside the egg carton, leaving a gap of about 1 cm from the top. Sprinkle the seeds over the cotton wool and push each seed down lightly. Leave the egg carton in a warm, dry, sunny place and watch for signs of growth.
If the cotton wool starts to feel too dry sprinkle with a little water. The seeds should start to grow in a couple of days.