Are you searching for a fun spring project to do with your kids? It’s never been more simple to teach kids how to grow their own food using Gro-ables. Miracle-Gro is offering the little seed pods, which include a non-GMO seed, plant food, and growing materials – all in a biodegradable pod. Provided you and your kids take care of them, they’re guaranteed to grow.
It’s pretty easy to plant a Gro-able: all you need is the pod, a pot of dirt, water, and sunshine. Kids can press the pods directly into the dirt, and then get involved with the caring process thereafter. Within one or two weeks, the plants sprout, and food comes along just a few weeks after that. Miracle-Gro offers several different project ideas to keep kids entertained during the wait, so you can use the growing process to help them learn about science, nutrition, art, and math. You can download coloring pages here or nutrition flash cards here.
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Miracle-Gro also offers a watering chart you can download here to help kids remember when to water and track the plant’s growth over time. Side bonus: they’ll also learn a little about patience while they wait for their food to grow.
On offer are several different herbs and vegetables, from spinach to basil to cherry tomatoes and more. Each little pod costs about $1.50, or you can gather a whole garden of 18 pods for about $22.50. You can grow the pods either inside or outside.
When the plants are ready, you can teach your kids about cooking too. Try chilled vegetable soup with tomatoes and cucumbers or a grilled vegetable pizza with basil and tomatoes. You can connect with other parents online using #GroablesProject to swap ideas.
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