Easy Gardening Activities for Kids

Pineapple Party

Pineapple Party is an easy gardening activity that teaches kids to propagate pineapples. Grow your own tangy beauties from just a leaf.

What You'll Need:

  • Pineapple
  • Shallow pan
  • Water
  • Pot
  • Soil

How to Play Pineapple Party:

Believe it or not, you can use the leafy end of a store-bought pineapple to grow a great plant. In fact, it may even triple its size by the time 12 months have passed.

Step 1: Just pick a pineapple with a good, leafy top. Cut that top off, leaving about an inch of fruit attached.

Step 2: Set the pineapple top in a shallow pan, like an old layer cake pan, filled with water.

Step 3: Once it begins to root, plant it in rich soil and keep the dirt moist -- but not too wet. To protect the tropical wonder from extreme cold, bring it inside when the weather drops below 45 degrees.

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