The Pumpkin Project from Growing in Pre K. Open a pumpkin, add soil & water & watch the seeds already inside the pumpkin grow. Also links to other activities to teach about & observe the pumpkin life cycle. Recommends reading the book "Pumpkin Jack" several times during this process. Add Soil, Ideas, Growing Pumpkin, Remember This, Science Projects, Gardens, Pumpkin Observation, Fall Porches, Pumpkin Life Cycle
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Kinder-pumpkins -- I think I'm going to have to round up some nieces and nephews and give this a try. Looks like lots of fun. It would be fun to add a "field trip" to the pumpkin patch beforehand for inspiration when drawing their pumpkins.
Small Plant Grown From Lemon Seeds. 1. Soak lemons seeds overnight 2. Gently remove outer layer of seeds 3. Put back into water as you prepare soil. 4. Plant lemon seeds in a circle pattern. 5. Place small pebbles on top of seeds 6. Water occasionally and watch it grow.
I usually wait and buy most of my plants in May because I never know when to start my seeds indoors. This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoors.