One activity I love doing with my kiddos is planting. It's always fun for them to dig in the dirt & watch the miracle of growing seeds. I love it because gardening is one of my favorite hobbies. Since Spring has been slow coming here in the Rockies we decided to do an indoor planting project. I bought a different kind of flower for each child & helped them individually plant their seeds.
We set the plants in a sunny window & use glasses or cut the tops off plastic bottles to create a green house effect. The sprouts shoot up within a couple days (depending on germination time). The kids get so excited when they see a little green popping up through the dirt. It is their responsibility to gently water their seedlings each day & remove the cover for a few hours in the afternoon so mold doesn't begin growing. This is a creative & fun way to instill responsibility into the little ones. It also teaches them about plants & growing. My kiddos love seeing how the different kinds of seeds grow & look. When the weather gets warm enough we will transplant the flowers into the garden so they can watch them grow into full bloom.