I am so excited to share with you a super simple activity that is awesome for teaching kids about seeds! I did this germination activity with my preschoolers and they loved it.
Here’s what you need:
- wet paper towels
To start out, fill a jar with wet paper towels. Make sure to ring out the paper towels so there’s not excess water in the jar. Then place seeds in the jar, near the bottom half of the jar.
If you do multiple seeds, label the jars. Then place them by the window and wait. After a couple days, you will see them start to sprout!
After about a week, they will really start to grow!
We tracked the growth of the seed with a journal. (The printable is found at the bottom of this post.) The journal has 10 days to draw a picture of the seed growing.
We’ve had ours growing for about 16 days and they now look like this! So fun to see them grow so tall and to see the beans and peas start to grow on the plant. The flower plant was definitely slower to grow, but the seeds were also much smaller.
It was so fun watching the seeds grow in our window.
I hope you’ll try this science activity out. To download the printable journal, click here —> My Seed Journal
To put the journal together, simply print the first page. Then flip over the page and print the second page on the back. Then fold the page horizontally.