It may be freezing cold outside but you and your little ones can work on improving their green thumbs this winter from the coziness of inside your home. Growing indoor plants together is a DIY project that is not only a lot of fun to have with your kids but it teaches them to love gardening and to enjoy the pride of growing something with their very own hands. When spring and summer come around your child might just be anxious to get out into the garden with you.
For this fun and easy project you simply need some jars (mason jars work wonderfully), some paper toweling, some water and some seeds. Choose seeds that grow easily without much effort such as sunflowers, beans or bell peppers. These seeds germinate quickly and will keep your children interested and excited as they watch their growth process. Then simply stuff a paper towel into a glass jar and drop in about five seeds, trying to get them close to the sides of the jar so your child can see the seeds. Wet the paper towel thoroughly with water and create a small puddle of water in the bottom of the jar. Be careful not to have too much water or your seeds won’t grow. Place the jar in a sunny spot in a room with lots of light. When the paper towel dries up it is time to water again. Using this growth method without soil lets your children see the growth process so they can be proud of what they grew.