We have grown grass as a preschool science activity for two years now (which would make it a toddler science activity, too, I guess!) Grass is easy and fun to grow, making it the perfect preschooler science activity. Emma really enjoyed it both years, and this year the grass even survived Emma and Johnny dumping out the cups of newly-planted grass seeds and then throwing everything back in topsy-turvy.
- Cup (clear ones are nice since you can see some of the roots)
- Grass seeds
- Fill cup with soil, leaving at least 1 inch of clearance at the top.
- Add a thin layer of grass seeds.
- Cover the grass seeds with a small amount of soil.
- Place in a sunny area.
- Wait for seeds to grow.
Here is the poor destroyed grass plant (I thought it was out of Emma’s reach and I was wrong) surviving five days later:
And thriving two weeks later:
Emma really enjoyed giving the grass a “haircut” this morning.
What are your favorite science activities for toddlers and preschoolers? We also love this food coloring and fluid dynamics activity! I’m not sure that my kids actually understood much of the fluid dynamics part of the lesson, but it was an excellent introduction to color mixing!