Plastic scoops from laundry detergent, two milk jug caps, glue, potting soil, grass seeds or dried lima beans
Take the plastic scoop from your powdered laundry detergent and wash it very well. Then, glue on two clean gallon milk jug lids, one on each side. This should look like a tiny wheelbarrow. Next add potting soil and let the kids plant a few seeds. Grass seeds or lima beans work very well for this project because they grow so fast. As the plants grow, be sure to talk to your children about the different parts of the plant and how plants grow. With older children, you can make a growth chart and measure how much your plant has grown each week -- great for learning to measure and graph.