Planting Seeds with Toddlers

Planting seeds with kids can be a great activity to teach them about nature and science about plants. However, you no need to stay till your baby is a grown up kid to show him about how seeds become plants. Instead, planting seeds can be a great activity which you can do with a toddler too. This activity will not only show how seeds become plants, it will also give the opportunity for kids to learn about loving and caring the nature. They will grow the responsibility towards take caring of the plants by watering daily and by adding fertilizers. Isnโ€™t this a good way to impose some responsibility on toddlers?

Planting seeds with toddlers - Our experience with planting chilli seeds
Planting seeds with toddlers – Our experience with planting chilli seeds
Planting chilli seeds
Planting chilli seeds
Planting seeds with toddlers
Watering the plants is his favourite activity.Yes this is wrong to water while standing.He learned it later ๐Ÿ™‚
Planting seeds with toddlers
Growing seeds with toddlers – Some of the chilli plants

Planting seeds with my toddler is one of the favourite activities at our home and my kid loves it. We donโ€™t use any special methods or we even donโ€™t buy seeds. I use seeds such as pumpkin, chilli or tomato from our weekly vegetable purchasing and dry the seeds before planting.

Planting Pumpkin seeds
Planting Pumpkin seeds – yes,this soil condition is not the best for seeds to grow ๐Ÿ™‚
We love watching Pumpkin seeds grow to plants
We love watching Pumpkin seeds grow to plants
Our pumpkin plants
Our pumpkin plants
We love to see such plants in the morning.
We love to see such plants in the morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sanu, my kid loves to rake the soil and plant the seeds. After planting the seeds, it is time to water and take care of the plants. When he sees the first signs of plants through the soil, I can see how happy he is. He starts talking with the plants and sometimes he also wants to water more than two times a day which I need to control!

Watering plants is the best activity! :)
Watering plants is the best activity! ๐Ÿ™‚

Together with planting seeds, we also enjoy reading the book โ€˜Seeds Growโ€™ which explains about planting seeds for young kids. Really, this is a great activity to teach about plant growth for kids. It is good if I can create a garden for kids but with this simple activity we enjoy our love for gardening.

Do you have experience with planting seeds with toddlers?Please share your ideas and memories.

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    We love planting seeds each year as an experiment (I say that because I do not have a green thumb). So far, we haven’t had a ton of success. Hoping it goes well for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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