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Planting Baggie

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Science/Discovery/Nature

Topic:

Plants

Content:

Science

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Zip-closure baggies, one per child
Soil
Spoons
Popcorn kernels
Water
Tape



Instructions:

What to do
1. Give each child a baggie and a few popcorn kernels.
2. Invite the children to place several spoonfuls of soil in their baggies, and then to press a couple
of popcorn kernels into the soil. They should add a tiny bit of water and seal the baggie.
3. Tape the baggies to a sunny window. Soon the root system will sprout, making a pretty and
interesting design against the light.
4. Encourage the children to check their baggies frequently.
More to do
More art: Invite the children to draw what is happening in the baggie.
Science: With your help, children can record the changes in the kernel on a sheet of paper.


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