Planting Seeds With Preschoolers
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More notes on planting with preschoolers…
- We used a large, vinyl tablecloth underneath our planting area for easy clean-up, since it was too cold to plant outdoors.
- We read our books beforehand, then as we planted, we discussed the things we’d learned: how seeds need soil, water and time to grow.
- We placed our seeds in a bright location.
- We covered them with a clear plastic container, to make a greenhouse. Large lettuce containers and rotisserie chicken containers from the grocery store are good for this.
- I taught my 4-year-old to mist his seeds daily, including misting the inside of the plastic greenhouse container, which makes it “rain” on the seeds.
- After we finished planting the seeds, I encouraged him to play freely with the remaining dirt, containers, shovels and scoops.
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