Growing, Growing

Growing, Growing lesson plan

  • 1.

    Water indoor plants. Discover how different plants grow at varying rates. Study growth rings in a tree stump. Find out ages of familiar plants.

  • 2.

    Make Plant Pots and plant seeds. When seeds start to sprout, children proceed with this activity.

  • 3.

    Watch children’s math skills grow as they design their own plant-measuring sticks. Each day, young botanists gauge their plant’s growth.

  • 4.

    With a ruler, mark each inch on a craft stick with a heavy Crayola® Crayon line. Use a different color for each inch.

  • 5.

    Gently push your measuring stick into the soil next to your sprout. Put the first inch mark at the soil line.

  • 6.

    Draw a Growing, Growing chart on white paper. Record the dates when your plant reaches each inch in height.


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Predicting Outcomes
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts