It’s harvesting season! Now is a perfect time to teach kids about gardening and plant science, explored in this week’s collection of 4‑H at Home activities. Visit the links to learn more about the activity, and don’t forget, check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on learning resources for kids of all ages.
Parts of a Plant
Recommended Age: Grades Pre-K-5
Courtesy of Purdue University, Indiana 4‑H
Explore plant science by watching a video on the different parts of a plant!
Plant Anatomy 101
Recommended Age: Grades 3-12
Courtesy of New Mexico State University, New Mexico 4‑H
Watch this video to learn how to make a self-watering planter using a 2-liter bottle and a piece of cotton rope!
Make your planter
Gardening to Give
Recommended Age: Grades Pre-K-12
Courtesy of Iowa State University, Iowa 4‑H
Feed your club and community with weekly, hands-on activities focused on gardening and growing plants.
Give the gift of gardening
Bean in a Bottle
Recommended Age: Grades 3-5
Courtesy of Bayer & 2018 Youth in Action Agriculture Pillar Winner, Serena Woodard
Through this 4‑H STEM Lab activity, kids will learn about the life cycle of a plant and discover what their plant needs to survive. They will also learn about innovative gardens that don’t require going outside. This activity showcases how agriculture and science go hand-in-hand.
Watch your bean grow
More Weekly Lessons & Resources:
Coding & Computers
Mind & Body
Making, Media & Visual Arts
Virtual 4‑H Camp, Painting & Chemical Reactions
Helpers, Heroes & History
DNA, Fruit Batteries & Water Camp