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Valentine Vine

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Science/Discovery/Nature

Topic:

Holidays

Content:

Science

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Baby food jars
Red and pink construction paper
Glue
Beans
Potting soil



Instructions:

1. A few weeks before Valentine’s Day help the
children decorate the baby food jars by gluing
on pink and red construction paper hearts.
2. Allow each child to place soil in the bottom of
his jar and plant a bean sprout.
3. For the next two weeks help the children water
and observe the sprouts, measuring the plants’
growth with a Valentine’s Day measuring
chart.
4. Right before Valentine’s Day decorate the vine
with cut out paper hearts and allow the children
to take them home for someone special.


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