DIY Seed Starter Pots for the Classroom

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Growing a garden is a great experience for kids. It’s a real-life and 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 beginning of spring until the cold weather has passed. Once it’s safe to plant a garden outdoors, these DIY Seed Starter Pots for the Classroom are the perfect place to begin!

*Pair with our Life Cycle Easy Readers for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

These seed starter pots are perfect for the classroom and provide a real-life and hands-on way for kids to learn about how plants grow!

DIY Seed Starter Pots for the Classroom

There are several ways to make seed starter pots using items you may already have. That makes them both affordable and environmentally friendly. Let’s get started!

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 eggshell will naturally fertilize the plant as the shell decays. / A Simple Pantry

Repurpose your newspapers with these DIY Newspaper Cups or Recycled Newspaper Pots. / The Mama Girls / Cottage Hill

Plastic Cup Mini Greenhouses lock in moisture and warmth, allowing your seeds to germinate quickly. They’re great for young kids who are anxious to see their plants. / CBC Parents

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 a 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!

Turn your seed sprouting project into a science experiment and test these DIY seed starter pots to see which ones produce the healthiest plant!

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