In this activity children are asked to investigate what plants need to grow and survive and how this can be related to what humans need to grow and survive. Children dance along to the dirtgirlworld song Grow Up and role-play a seed growing into a plant. They then plant some seeds for themselves, water their seeds and watch their seeds grow into plants. This activity has been developed to give children the opportunity to explore activities around mindfulness, nature and personal well-being.
- This activity has been developed to give children the opportunity to explore activities around mindfulness, nature and personal well being.
Lesson guides and printables
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
- Small growing tubs such as egg cartons or toilet rolls, a range of different seeds (e.g. sunflower, lettuce or radish), potting mix, spoons for digging soil, large tray to place tubs into so they can be moved around, and water
- See How to plant a seed
Following this lesson is an ideal way for students to participate in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day – the largest nature-care event in Australian schools. You and your students will join thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. So, get growing! It only takes a minute to register for Schools Tree Day.