When I think of spring, I think of planting seeds, growing plants and flowers, gardening ideas, and all things outdoors! With these easy middle school down to preschool plant activities, even the youngest kids can explore, investigate, plant seeds and grow a garden! These plant activities are also great for a plant theme at home or in the classroom.  Preschool science activities are perfect for early learning!

EASY PLANT ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL AND BEYOND!

Easy plant activities for preschool and beyond!

PLANTING SEEDS WITH KIDS

Whether this is your first year planting seeds with kids or you do it every spring, you want to be prepared to make your plant activities a success!

Here are some easy seeds to grow:

  • Lettuce
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Sunflowers
  • Marigolds
  • Nasturtium

We just made these awesome homemade seed bombs! Perfect for a plant theme for preschool activity. Use recycled materials and give some as gifts too!

EASY PLANT ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

These plant lesson plan ideas for preschoolers below are a mix of hands-on activities growing your own plants, science experiments that use plants and art and craft ideas that teach kids about plants.

PHOTOSYNTHESIS WORKSHEET

All living organisms need energy to live on earth. People get energy by eating food. Green plants make their own food and food for us through the process of photosynthesis. Here’s a simple and fun way to introduce photosynthesis for kids.

SEED GERMINATION JAR

A seed jar is one of the coolest and easiest plant activities to try! We had a blast watching our seeds go through each phase of seed growth.

GROWING SEEDS IN EGGSHELLS

You can also plant seeds in eggshells. We checked out our seeds in different phases of growth. Also a fun dirt sensory activity.

plant activities - plant seeds in eggshells

GROWING GRASS HEADS IN A CUP

Grass seeds are easy seeds to grow for kids.  Make these fun grass heads in a cup and give them a haircut when they grow long.

EASY FLOWERS TO GROW

Watching flowers grow is an amazing science lesson for preschoolers.  Check out our list of easy flowers for kids to grow and big enough for little fingers to pick up.

HOW DO PLANTS BREATHE ACTIVITY

All you need are some leaves from the garden for this simple plant science experiment.

spring theme for preschoolers

COLOR CHANGING FLOWERS

Turn white flowers into a rainbow of color and learn about the parts of the flower at the same time.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Color Changing Carnations

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FLOWER SEED BOMBS

Find out how to make seed bombs for a great hands-on preschool plant activity or even to give as gifts.  All you need are some flower seeds and scrap paper.

REGROW LETTUCE

Did you know that you can regrow certain vegetables from their stalks right on the kitchen counter? Give it a try!

LEAF VEINS ACTIVITY

Learn about how water travels through leaves with this simple science experiment.  Watch what happens when you put leaves into a jar of colored water!

spring activity - how water moves through leaves

3 in 1 FLOWER ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL

Explore real flowers with an ice melt activity, sorting and identifying the parts of a flower and if there is time, a fun water sensory bin.


PARTS OF A PLANT

Learn about the parts of a plant with this fun and easy art activity for kids.

PARTS OF A LEAF

A fun and easy way to learn the parts of a leaf.  Grab this printable leaf coloring page!

POTATO OSMOSIS LAB

Explore what happens to potato when you put them in concentration salt water and then pure water.  Learn about osmosis when you try this fun potato osmosis experiment with the kids.

LEAF CHROMATOGRAPHY

Explore the hidden pigments or colors in leaves with this fun chromatography experiment.

Leaf Chromatography Science Experiment

MORE EASY PLANT ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL

I love all these mini seed experiments from Gift of Curiosity. She has some great ideas for setting up awesome mini experiments with seeds. What do seeds need to grow? Such great learning!

Exploring and investigating seeds from Fantastic Fun and Learning is also a great science activity and perfect for young kids.

Make your own paper plate greenhouse from J4Daniels Mom to watch your seeds grow with a fun craft and science activity!

Did you know an avocado pit is a seed? Take a look how you can use your next avocado pit for a seed science activity from Share It Science.

PLANTING THEME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Click on the link or on the photo below for more fun spring science activities this season!

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