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Sow and grow


Sow and grow

What to do with this activity?

Every child should have the chance to plant seeds and see them grow. It's something you can do with your own child at home - either in a pot on your windowsill, or in a garden. 

Seeds are usually very tiny, and come in paper envelopes that you can buy. Follow the instructions on the seed packet, and plant them in a tray filled with potting compost. If you water the compost, tiny shoots will soon appear. When the shoots are stronger, transfer them very gently into a plant pot, or into soil in the garden.

Have a look at this link from Buggy and Bunny for some tips. 

Tell your child that a lot of our food comes from plants. Growing plants can give your child an appreciation of grown food. For instance, potatoes aren't difficult to grow - here's a funny youtube video about growing potatoes in a bucket!

  • Why am I doing this?

    One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. Indoor and outdoor games are a great way of practising some of the reading, writing and number skills your child has learned.

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to teach you a game – letting them teach you something is empowering for your child.

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