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Wheelbarrow planters

ages 3-6


Plastic scoops from laundry detergent, two milk jug caps, glue, potting soil, grass seeds or dried lima beans

Activity Detail

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.


margreg said:

How creative! Now I know what to do with the scoops from laundry detergents AND milk jug lids! Cute!

- Posted on Apr 23, 2008

Leanne said:

Awesome activity!

- Posted on Apr 30, 2008

beancuso said:

Fun idea and alternative to the styrofoam cup. My kids love to watch peas grow! Just remember to add two or three wooden skewers to support the height of the bean as it grows.

- Posted on Aug 1, 2008

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