Do you remember growing your first plant?
I do. We did a plant growing experiment when I was in elementary school and all of us grew sprouts from beans.
Then we planted the sprouts in dirt-filled styrofoam cups and watched them grow next to the windowsill.
I had that experiment in mind when I decided to make this printable mini plant growing journal!
If you’re working on a spring or plant unit, this is a great (and simple) resource to add.
And it complements a plant growing experiment perfectly!
Keep reading to see how to get your copy – free!
And, for more about how plants grow, take a look at our list of children’s books about flowers!
Mini Plant Growing Journal for Kids
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This printable is a foldable four-page journal for early elementary students to document how their plants grow.
On each page, they can draw what the plant looks like after two, three, and four weeks.
Both color and blackline versions are included.
How to Use the Plant Growing Journal with Early Learners
A simple way to use this is ask the class some of these questions:
- Does anyone know how a plant grows?
- Do any of you have plants at home?
- What do you think a plant needs to grow?
As you discuss the questions with your class, talk about how plants begin as seeds and then gradually grow over time – thanks to water, sunlight, and good soil.
If you decide to do a plant-growing experiment in the classroom, you can hand the journals out on the first day.
Then have the students report on their plant’s progress each week afterwards.
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