Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
English Language Arts, Physical Education, Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan
Level:
Preschool
Tags:
  • Growing Seeds
  • Lifelong-learning
  • Physical Education
  • Plant Life
  • Premedia - Me
  • Premedia-letters
  • Premedia-stem
  • Science
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Grow a Grass Seed

    Grow a Grass Seed

    Overview

    Plant grass seed in cups with your child(ren).  Once the seeds are planted, place them near the window and watch them grow. Provide the items needed for growth and talk about what is needed.  Each day, allow children to observe and communicate any changes they see and write about it in a picture journal. 

    Summary

    Plant grass seed in cups with your child(ren).  Once the seeds are planted, place them near the window and watch them grow.  Provide the items needed for growth and talk about  what is needed.  Each day, allow children to observe and communicate any changes they see and write about it in a picture journal. 

    You can extend this activity by placing a couple more cups of seed in various locations and withholding some of the elements it may need to thrive (place it in a dark location, do not water one cup, etc.)  

    You can practice cutting skills by trimming the grass with a pair of scissors once it has grown over the top edge of the cup. 

     

    Materials

    • Clear plastic cups or containers
    • Potting soil
    • Water
    • Grass seed
    • Spoons or small shovels
    • Pitcher of water to pour

    Background for Teachers/Parents

    Talk about how to care for grass. 

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    • Children will observe the growth of seeds and communicate changes observed.
    • Children will care for seeds
    • Children will document growth in a journal. 

    Time Frame & Group Size

    Time Frame: 1-4 weeks

    Group Size: Individual

    Standards

    Main Standards: 

    • Sci 3-4 yr.3.1

    Additional Core Standards: 

    • LLP 3 & 4 yr.2.2
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr.3.1
    • PE 3 & 4 yr.1.6

    Author(s)

    Jamie Robinson