Here’s a great collection of easy science activities using plants that children can try.
Easy science activities using plants
Studying nature is an easily accessible way to introduce children to science. You can try science experiments in your garden, local forests and parks, and also indoors in your home or classroom.
Try these easy science activities that use plants and seeds. All of NurtureStore’s science experiments are easy to do, use only basic materials, and encourage children to try out hands-on science lessons.
This article is one of our easy science activities for children resources.
Table of Contents
– A ready-made science curriculum
– What is a biome?
– Mushroom spore prints
– Nature Journals
– Parts of a flower
– Growing seeds experiment
– Forest food chains
– Foraging for wild garlic
– Foraging for blackberries
– Foraging for elderberries
– Foraging for hawthorn
– Parts of a tree
– How to make a wormery
– Growing sunflowers
– Investigating seeds
– Leaves and seeds flashcards
– Nature colour wheel
– More science activities for children
Ready-made science curriculum for children
The easiest way for you to teach your children is by using the ready-made units in NurtureStore’s Play Academy. Each unit gives you one activity per day that all your children can do together. Every thing is in one place, clearly laid out and with bonus printables to make your teaching even easier.
You can choose from over 50 ready-made units including our science curriculum pathway which includes untis on Space, Dinosaurs, Leaves & Twigs, Forest School, Sunflowers, Bees, Cats, Weather, Candy Science, Daffodils and Ice & Snow. See more and choose your first ready-made teaching unit here.
Easy science activities using plants and seeds
What is a biome? lesson for children
Introduce your children to biomes with this simple biome definition. Learn about the key world biomes and focus in on the three forest biomes, including where the are located and which animals and plants you can find there.
How to make mushroom spore print pictures
Learn about the structure of fungi and use them to create art as we make spore prints from mushrooms. A fun and fascinating nature art and science project!
How to use a nature journal with children
This guide to nature journalling will help you start your own nature journal. It includes ideas on what to include in a nature journal plus links to nature journal prompts and printable nature journal pages.
Daffodil dissection and the parts of a flower
In this nature science lesson we’ll learn about the parts of a flower through a daffodil dissection experiment.
Growing seeds experiment
In this growing seeds experiment we’ll be investigating seeds, and comparing bean and pea seeds as they germinate and begin to grow.
Deciduous forest food chain lesson printables
In this forest food chain lesson for kids you can teach your children about the forest food web using these printable animal and plant cards.
Wild garlic foraging and pesto recipe
Learn how to forage for foods in season in spring, how to identify wild garlic, and try this deliciously easy recipe for wild garlic pesto. Includes a free printable wild garlic nature journal page.
Blackberry picking guide for children
Here’s a simple blackberry picking guide for children, along with a blackberry nature journal printable you can use to learn all about these delicious, seasonal fruits.
Elderberry picking guide for children with easy elderberry syrup recipe
Show your children how to identify and forage for elderberries and cook up some delicious elderberry syrup.
Hawthorn foraging guide for children with hawthorn tea recipe
Use this foraging guide for children to learn how to identify hawthorn and try these easy hawthorn recipes.
Tree lesson plan and tree mini book printable
Use this tree lesson plan as part of your unit about trees – complete with printable tree mini book for your children to complete.
How to make a wormery
Follow this guide on how to make a wormery and start composting in your garden.
How to grow sunflowers with children
Let’s fill our garden with beauty and our children with wonder by growing sunflowers! Here’s a guide on how to get started growing sunflowers with children, plus extra resources for sunflower lesson plans and learning guides.
Sunflower seed sensory play and investigation
Harvest your sunflower seeds and use them for sensory play and a sunflower discovery lesson.
10 things in 10 minutes investigation
Explore your surroundings for 10 minutes and then investigate what you find!
Leaves and seeds investigation
Let’s learn about the leaves and seeds in our forest or park.
Nature colour wheel activity with printable colour wheel
This nature colour wheel activity is a great way to combine the colour theory of an art lesson with the careful investigation of a science lesson in your outdoor classroom. It comes with a free printable colour wheel too.
More science activities for children
Use NurtureStore’s extensive resources to find more great science activities for your children: