Plant Unit: DIY Greenhouse

Assalamu’alaikum & Marhaba!

This is one of my favorite activities.  I remember doing it myself in elementary school.  It is incredibly simple, but the best way to visually observe how a seed grows.  Typically, green bean seeds are used because they grow quickly.  We had sunflower seeds on hand and used those.


What You Need:

  • Ziplock bags
  • Green Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Cotton pads or paper towels
  • Water
  • Bean seeds (or any other seed)


Step 1

Measure a square window a little smaller than the ziplock bag in the center of the green construction paper.  Cut it out.  Cut the top of the paper to create the top of a house.  Have the children decorate and label with their names.

Step 2

Instruct the kids to dip the cotton pads or paper towels in a bowl of water to moisten it.  Have them place enough in the ziplock bags to cover the bottom area.

Step 3


Spread out 2-3 seeds on the wet cotton pads or paper towels.

Step 4

Seal the ziplock bags and tape onto the back of the greenhouse.  Tape them onto a window that receives moderate sunlight with the seeds facing indoors.

Step 5

Have the children observe their seeds daily and draw their observations into their seed journal.  We just folded printer paper and drew on the stages of growth and the kids colored it in.



I will post updates with our seed growth as we go along.

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