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Spring is here. Can I get a hallelujah? Okay, I know! Super Cheesy, but I love spring! The sun comes out, birds start chirping, we can play outside AND plants grow! My kids and I love the process of planting flowers and a garden as well as watching them grow!
Planting gardens is a great activity to introduce to children, regardless how young. Gardening teaches us patience, hard work, and persistence. It is also a fantastic hands on, outdoor activity!
In my experience, the easiest plants to grow are:
How delicious would that be to have all of that in your backyard?
The Growing Process
Watching plants grow is worse than watching paint dry (cheesy again, I know). Most kids that I know don’t have a super great amount of patience, hence the reason for this free printable.
Kids can observe their plants grow and record the growth on this chart. This can be done in a couple ways.
- Kids can use a different color crayon or pencil to show the growth up through the squares.
- Kids can use different color crayon or pencil to draw what the growing plant actually looks like, a different square for a different day.
Either way this printable is used, kids can enjoy watching the plants change daily until they are fully grown.
Once you plant your vegetables (or flowers), print the Plant Growth Chart and your kids can have fun while adding a little science into their days.