Watching flowers grow is an amazing science lesson for kids of all ages. Our hands-on growing flowers activity gives kids the opportunity to plant and grow their own flowers!  Our awesome seed growing activity turned out amazingly well, and we loved checking on the progress each day.  Simple science activities are great for young learners!

EASY FLOWERS TO GROW FOR KIDS

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GROWING FLOWERS

Get ready to add this fun growing flowers activity to your spring activities this season. While you’re at it, make sure to check out our favorite spring activities. We think flowers are pretty amazing and I am sure you do too!

Our plant activities are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind!  Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun!  Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!

Find out easy flowers to grow from seed and how to grow flowers for kids with our step by step guide below. Let’s get started!

EASY FLOWERS TO GROW

When growing flowers from seed, it is important to choose seeds that grow fairly rapidly. The fastest-growing seeds germinate in a matter of days and flower in roughly two months.

Another consideration for young children is seed size, which should be big enough to easily pick up between their thumb and finger.  Flower seeds which are tiny will be too tricky for little hands to plant.

So here’s our list of easy to grow flowers for kids:

  • Marigold
  • Morning Glory
  • Zinnia
  • Nasturtium
  • Impatiens
  • Sunflowers
  • Geranium
  • Nigella
  • Sweet Peas

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GROWING FLOWERS FOR KIDS

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Potting Soil
  • Tray 
  • Small seed starting pots
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Permanent marker
  • Scoop
  • Variety of seeds for planting 
  • Small cups for water
  • Water

HOW TO GROW FLOWERS FROM SEED

STEP 1.  Add soil to your tray and then spread out into an even layer.  This will make it easier for little hands to fill the seed pots in the following step.

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STEP 2. Place the seed starting pots in the tray and scoop soil into the pots.

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STEP 3. Dig a small hole (about 1/4 inch or 5mm) in the soil. Place one seed in the hole and cover the seed with a thin layer of soil.

Planting Tip: A general rule is to plant at a depth twice the seed’s diameter.

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STEP 4. Moisten the soil by adding a small amount of water to the pot.  Or alternatively you can wet the soil with a spray bottle.

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STEP 5. Take a Popsicle stick and label it with the name of the flower. Place the Popsicle stick label into the pot on the side. Be careful not to place it where the seed is.

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STEP 6. Set aside. Repeat the process above for different types of flowers.

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STEP 7. Set the pots in a window sill and water daily to keep the soil moist. Check back to watch them grow!

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