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Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle, High School
Grades: PreK and up | Age: 2yrs and up | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the founders of]

Children can grow a seed garden for Earth Day.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Soak the beans in water for a few hours (you can use the beans from the Bursting Beans activity).
  2. Cut a piece of construction paper as tall as the jar, roll it up and put it inside the jar.
  3. Stuff napkins or paper towels in the center of the jar --- you want the construction paper to press up against the jar.
  4. Put the beans in between the glass and the construction paper.
  5. Pour some water in the jar on the napkins.
  6. Put the jar in a warm place out of the sun.
  7. Wait and see what happens... a seed garden will grow!
  8. Open a seed up to see what it looks like inside.

Recommended Books/Products:

It's Earth Day
by Mercer Mayer
Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they learn about the importance of not wasting water or energy. Join Little Critter as he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears. (Age 4-8)

Ecoart!: Earth-Friendly Art and Craft Experiences for 3-To 9-Year-Olds
by Laurie Carlson
This is truly a comprehensive source book . It begins with art-and-craft supplies made from natural objects and materials, and ends with recycling and composting. It's all here: bark, twigs, pebbles, weeds, prints, plants, and feeders. There is nothing totally new, but the broad scope and organization of projects in related groups with step-by-step, single-page directions make the book a first purchase.

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