Helping Young Children Practice Science Skills By Planting a Garden

Boy planting flower

Gardening can be a great science activity in the child care setting. Whether you create gardens for food or beauty, children can interact with the dirt to learn so much about the earth. Encourage toddlers to use their senses to smell the soil, feel the warmth of the sun and the wetness of the water, watch the shoots come through the soil, and enjoy the beauty of the plants.

Indoor Gardens

Place all plants in a sunny, warm area; try …