R was 15 months old at the time of this activity
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert – Growing Vegetable Soup is a great book with vibrant colours about a father and son who grow vegetables from seeds to harvest. There is even a recipe for vegetable soup at the end!
1. Planting Sunflowers
We planted sunflower seeds in the pot R painted yesterday (I added some embellishments with black marker). We first examined the seeds together and I used the word “small” to describe them for her. She helped me place the seeds into the soil. She definitely liked doing the watering part of the activity the most!
a. Older children can add embellishments with marker on their own.
b. Review all the things a plant needs to survive, discussing the importance of watering regularly.
c. Plant multiple plants with your child to compare the growth of each plant