How Flowers Grow
Teaching your Preschooler about Flowers, stage by stage
Things you will need
For this project, you will need the following:
  • a small container(s) with a drainage hole in the bottom
  • enough soil to fill the container(s)
  • some flower seeds*
  • water
  • a warm place to set the container in the indirect sun
*When purchasing or collecting seeds, read to be sure the flower you are growing is not poisonous to children. If you are unsure, you can refer to this list of poisonous plants. If you purchase a package of seeds, be sure to read the recommendations for seed sowing, germination times, and propagation. Some flowers take longer than others to germinate while others prefer direct versus indirect sunlight. Ideal conditions will lead you and your child to grow a beautiful flower.

Above photo: Seeds collected from a chamomile plant and placed in a bowl for drying. By Sara Zimmerman.