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Propagate a Geranium


Geranium plant
Container of water
Potting soil


1. Discuss the three ways plants grow: from cuttings, bulbs, or seeds.
2. With the children, make a cutting from a geranium plant.
3. Place the cutting in a container of water for a few weeks to let roots form.
4. Pour potting soil into a flowerpot and transplant the cutting.
5. Enjoy a new plant in the classroom. Encourage the children to help care for the plant.

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Book: GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 4-Year-Olds
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Flowers/Trees/Nature/Earth
Content: Science
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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