Growing a garden is a great experience for kids. It’s a valuable real life hands on way to learn about how plants grow. Watching a small seed transform into a sprout and then a plant is a magical experience for kids.
Sprouting seeds indoors is a great way to bridge that gap from the start of spring until all signs of cold weather have passed and it’s safe to plant a garden outdoors.
There are several ways to make seed starter pots using items you already have making them affordable and environmental friendly by reusing what you have.
DIY Seed Starter Pots
Self Watering Seed Starter Pots make it easy to keep the moisture level just right by eliminating any worries of overwatering or underwatering. Students will be able to observe the water level and decide when it’s time to water. / Seattle Sundries
Eggshell Seed Starters make transplanting a breeze. When they are ready to be transplanted into the garden, you just put the whole eggshell into the ground. The egg shell will naturally fertilize the plant as the shell decays. / A Simple Pantry
Plastic Cup Mini Greenhouses lock in moisture and warmth, allowing your seeds to germinate quickly, which is great for young kids who are anxious to see their plants. / CBC Parents
Start saving your paper rolls for these Toilet Paper Roll Seed Starters. / Burlap & Denim
Citrus Peel Starter Pots are a creative and unique way to start seeds. / My Roman Apartment
Coffee drinkers – give your K-cups new life as K-Cups plant starters. / Reuse Grow Enjoy
How fun are these Play-doh Plants? And what a great way to reuse the containers after the Play-doh has dried out! / Ever Never Again
Kids will love making these Paper Mache Seedlings Pots! They take a little more prep work ahead of time, but the process is so fun for kids and they are great way to reuse and repurpose paper. / Kid Chaos
This Seeds in a Jar project allows students to observe the germination process. / Teaching Mama
Turn your seed sprouting project into a science experiment and test these DIY seed starter pots to see which ones produce the healthiest plant.
Plant Activity Pack
Looking for even more fun ways to teach kids about plants? Keep the learning going and integrate science with math and literacy with this amazing Plant Activity Pack.
21 hands-on activities for kids including leaf chromatography, sprout houses, life cycles, living vs non-living, word families, addition, subtraction, and SO much more – 21 learning activities in all!
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