When I think of spring, I think of planting seeds, growing plants and flowers and all things outdoors! Use a few simple supplies you have on hand to grow these cute grass heads in a cup. Learn about how seeds germinate and grow with this easy plant activity. Great for a plant theme for spring, at home or in the classroom.  

HOW TO GROW GRASS IN A CUP

GROWING GRASS

Get ready to add this fun growing grass activity to your spring activities this season. While you’re at it, make sure to check out our favorite spring activities. We think growing plants 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 how to grow grass heads in a cup with our step by step guide below. Let’s get started!

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GROWING GRASS HEADS IN A CUP

SUPPLIES:

  • Plastic cups
  • Soil or dirt from your yard
  • Grass seeds
  • Construction paper
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. Fill the cups about 3/4 way with soil.

STEP 2. Sprinkle enough seeds on top to cover the soil (do not cover the seeds with more soil).

STEP 3. Place in a sunny window inside your house.

STEP 4. Water the grass seed cups morning and night.

STEP 5. The seeds will take about 7-10 days to start growing.

STEP 6. Once you have long grass, you can cut out a nose, mouth and eyes from the colored construction paper.

STEP 7. Glue the nose, mouth and eyes onto the front of the cups and the grass will act as hair.

STEP 8. For fun… Once the grass is overgrown, give them a “haircut”.

MORE FUN PLANT ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Looking for more lesson plans about nature? Here are a few suggestions for fun activities that would be perfect for preschoolers and elementary kids.

Create a biome lapbook and explore 4 main biomes in the world and the animals that live in them.

Use our photosynthesis worksheets to understand how plants make their own food.

Explore the important role plants have in the food chain.

Learn about osmosis when you try this fun potato osmosis experiment with the kids.

Learn about the apple life cycle with these fun printable activity sheets!

Use art and craft supplies you have on hand to create your own plant with all the different parts! Learn about the different parts of a plant and the function of each.

Find out easy flowers to grow for preschoolers!

Watch seeds germinate with this easy seed germination jar. You could even turn it into an experiment!

Or what about planting seeds in eggshells!

GROWING GRASS IN A CUP

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