Secret Seed Garden
Seeds are all around us, just waiting in the soil to grow. By gathering dirt from several areas, you can grow a garden and see what pops up from those secret seeds.
What you'll need:
- 3 or 4 scoops of dirt, each from a different location
- Shoe box lid or rectangular shallow container. We used a drip tray
- Cardboard strips
- Plastic bags or plastic wrap
Divide the inside of your shoe box lid or rectangular drip tray into three or four sections using your cardboard strips and mark them with a marker.
Send the kids on a scavenger hunt to collect several spoonfuls of dirt from three different places. Keep the samples of soil separate.
Label each section with the name of the place where you collected the soil sample.
Line the lid with a plastic bag that has been cut open or a piece of plastic wrap.
Place each sample of soil in the section with its place name. Sprinkle water over the soil in each section.
Cover the lid with a piece of plastic wrap or another plastic bag. Seal the cover with tape to create a greenhouse.
Set the lid in a sunny window, and check every day or two for signs of any plants growing from secret seeds.