Primary graders repurpose items brought from home to create containers for plants. After poking holes in their containers, kids add soil and plant seeds or transplant an item, and then observe and draw conclusions about which items make the best containers for growing plants.
- Schedule the exercise several weeks before holidays like Arbor Day, Mother's Day, or Christmas so young gardeners can use their project as a gift
- Requires advanced planning so that seeds, transplants, and soil are available for the project
- The activity stresses reusing materials