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Must-Try Plant Activities Kids Will Love!


Is there anything more amazing than plants? Plant science is one of the earliest types of science that children can understand. They love learning about soil, plant types, growing seeds, germination, and how plants make fruit and the foods we eat. Your kids are sure to love these hands-on plant activities. These activities will spark their imaginations, help them learn about plants, and let them have fun all at the same time!

*Pair with our Spring Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

Learn about seed sprouting, soil conditions, how plants breathe, and more with these fun and hands-on plant activities for kids!

Plant Activities for Kids

These activities are perfect for both the classroom and home. Try one activity or try them all! These activities teach kids about seed sprouting, soil conditions, light and dark requirements for plants, how water travels through plants, how plants breathe, and a whole lot more. There is so much to explore with plants!

Learn and label the parts of a plant with this printable activity.

Find out what kind of soil is best for sprouting seeds with this Seed Sprouting Science Experiment. / Schooling a Monkey

Learn all about How Water Travels Through Plants. / Science Sparks

Explore plant parts and needs, and print a fun Plant Write the Room activity for your class.

Want to grow plants with your students? Here are several DIY seed starter pots perfect for the classroom.

Learn all about desert biomes as you actually Build a Desert Biome! / Schooling a Monkey

Kids will love attempting to Grow Vegetables from Scraps. / What Do We Do All Day

Enjoy exploring and Dissecting Flowers. / Science Sparks

With this tree unit study you can explore How Plants Breathe. / Schooling a Monkey

This Dyed Flowers Science Experiment is sure to be stunning for kids! / The Imagination Tree

Explore Coloring with Chlorophyll, which is sure to pique kids’ interest! / Kid Minds

As a twist to the classic dyed flowers experiment, see if you can create these awesome Bicolor Flowers. / Playdough to Plato

Turn flowers into art and teach your kids How to Press a Flower. / Tinker Lab

These activities for learning about plants are interactive and engaging.

Kids will be amazed at these Glow in the Dark Flowers! / Fun at Home With Kids

Sprout seeds with your kids with this Eggshell Seed Sprouting activity. / Little Bins for Little Hands

Learn about systems and how life is interconnected with this Soda Bottle Ecosystem. / Layers of Learning

This Cup Greenhouse is simple, fun, and perfect for the classroom! / The Handmade Home

Give this Seed Sprouting in a Jar experiment a go. / Little Bins for Little Hands

Explore the question – What Affects Plant Growth? / Lemon Lime Adventures

This Bulb Growth Science activity lets kids observe parts of plants up close, and has a free printable included as well. / Buggy and Buddy

This Sponge Sprout House is sure to get a jaw dropping response from kids! / The STEM Laboratory

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2 Responses

  1. Hello Alex,
    Thanks for sharing tons of great activities. I am looking for some help with an activity (for adults and children if possible)
    I am not a formal educator but will be at a community event and looking to demonstrate how trees and plants help salmon and rivers. I have one activity already but am looking for more that can be done in 2-3 minutes. Currently I will be pouring water through a potted plant and a pot with only soil to demo how roots hold and slow water flow. I will likely demo the ‘How do plants breathe’ from your link above, but having something there interactive would be great to try.
    Thank you in advance,

    1. Hi Lisa,
      That sounds like you have a fun event planned!! As far as more activities, one of our favorite science based blogs is The Stem Laboratory. If you head over there you may find some more activities!
      Best of luck with all of your plans!

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