Watching things grow can certainly take a long time, especially when you are waiting for plants to grow right out of the ground. Let’s have some fun watching seeds germinate, then break open and sprout!
Some kids will be able to complete this activity with minimal support.
Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 – 4
- get messy
- chill time
- think and connect
Time required: 15 minutes, spread out over a few days
Curriculum connections: Science, Critical and Creative Thinking
It is an interesting experiment to see how our food grows, before it reaches our plate. In this activity, use seeds that they are familiar with eating so that they can think about the process as a whole.
- EYLF: Outcome 2
- Lentils, chickpeas, buckwheat or other similar seed. Use about 5-10 as some will not germinate
- Paper towel
- Small plate or lid with a lip
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.