Today is the day! We are checking in on our sprout houses today! How has yours grown? What did your Lil’ think about sprouts growing out of sponges?

I found this activity over at The STEM Laboratory. She has a super cute blog that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities for preschool through 2nd grade kiddos. 

If you are just joining us, check out part one of this activity here.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Science

  • Illustrate observations
  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Writing

  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters or words

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Science

  • Illustrate and describe observations
  • Use 5-senses to make observations

Writing

  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters or words

Required Materials

Sprout House Observation Sheet

Pencil

Step #1

Observe your plant and check on its growth

Step #2

On your Sprout House observation sheet draw a picture of what your structure looks like now

Step #3

Talk to your child about how the plant has changed and why they think it changed. You can help guide them to the answer with information like we started with seeds; we added water and sun it began to grow. Encourage them to think about what they think will happen if we leave it there longer or what if we plant it in the backyard.

Step #4

After talking about you’re your results with your child, ask your child to tell you about their sprout house one more time, write their thoughts under the picture exactly as they said them, and read it back to them

Share

How did your structures turn out? Share them here!