Updated: Jan 8
Are you looking for some super simple and fun activities to do while studying plants? We've put together a list of 6 ideas to get you started. Try them out and see where your plant studies can take you!
1. Grow your own bean seed to learn the parts of the plant
1. Soak a dry bean seed overnight (optional)
2. Wet cotton balls and squeeze out excess water
3. Drop into a clear resealable bag or a clear jar
4. Drop the beans on top of the cotton balls
5. Seal the bag/put a lid on the jar
6. Put in a sunny place and watch them grow
Our Plants and Soil Subscription Box (available in our Shop) includes everything you need for this activity!
2. Make leaf prints with air-dry clay
This is a fun and simple activity to try. Just flatten out a piece of air-dry clay and gently press a leaf into the clay. Remove the leaf and let the clay dry out. Our Plants and Soil Subscription Box (available in our Shop) includes air-dry clay for this activity!
3. Try chlorophyll painting
Incorporate science and art in your study of plants by making a chlorophyll painting. Head over here for directions.
4. Go on a plants scavenger hunt
Look for different types, textures, and colors of plants. Download and print our free Plants Scavenger Hunt on our Printables page to get started.
5. Start a plant journal
Keep track of the different plants you find in a journal. Note where you found the plant, when you found it, what the weather was like, what was around it, and draw it or take a photograph.
6. Read a good book
Here are some to get your started:
"Oh Say Can You Seed" by Bonnie Worth
"Planting a Rainbow" by Lois Ehlert
"The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle
"DK Eyewitness Books - Plants" by David Burnie
"Hungry Plants" by Mary Batten
"How a Seed Grows" by Helene Jordan
"A Tree is a Plant" by Clyde Bulla