Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Preschool Learning Activities - Mini Greenhouse

I have been receiving so many wonderful preschool learning activities this month. Thanks to all of you who are sending them to share on the blog.

This preschool activity is one I have done many times and it is always a hit with my preschoolers. Often a long term activity is difficult to capture the attention of a three or four year old but this one is different. Thanks Norah for reminding of this one!

Give this a try and you'll see how fun it is to watch the progress and learn something new everyday from it.


* 2 liter plastic drink bottle
* dirt/potting mix
* seeds
* water
1. Cut top of bottle off. (approxiamately 10cm down)
2. Fill bottom of bottle with approximately 10cm of dirt.
3. Plant seeds in soil.
4. Water slightly.
5. Place top back on by inserting just inside bottom piece. (This will catch the dew and the plant will be self-watering)
6. Place in a sunny position.
7. When big enough plant outside in the garden.

Learning Objectives:
* Develop concepts of time and growth. (how things grow)
* Enhance scientific knowledge. (plants self watering, plants need sunlight)
* Promotes language development.
* Develop cognitive skills. (questioning etc.)
* Develop responsibility and confidence for care of other living things.
* Develop environmental awareness.

If you like these preschool learning activities, you'll love the other ideas in the Preschool Planner.

Check them out:


Enjoy and remember to send in any ideas you wish to share and I will post them here.


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