Grass Seed Hair Cups

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In this activity learners will plant grass seed and track the growth of the grass over time. Learners will use science process skills such as measuring and making observations as they document the growth. Activity includes a data observations worksheet, caregiver prompts, extension ideas. This activity is appropriate for ages 0-3 with adult supervision.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 4 weeks

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Cup to plant in
  • Grass seed (or other quick sprouting seeds like marigolds, lettuce, or beans)
  • Soil
  • Ruler
  • Water
  • Plate
  • Magnifying glass (optional)


  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
    • Measurement

Informal Categories

  • Gardening


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