Plant Activities for Kids

Plant a Rainbow

Plant a rainbow in your own garden. All you need are the seeds of different-colored plants, including red, yellow, orange, blue, green, and purple -- all the colors of rainbow!

What You'll Need:

  • Garden plot
  • Seeds of annual plants and flowers (see below)

How to Plant a Rainbow:

For your rainbow garden, use seeds of plants in all colors of the rainbow. You can plant different colors of the same plant, or a different plant for each color. You could even plant them in the shape of a rainbow!

These flowers are all summer-blooming annuals that will bloom well in all climate zones:

  • Dianthus, petunia, verbena, and zinnia produce red or pink blooms
  • Calendula, marigold, and zinnia produce yellow or orange blooms
  • Choose any nonflowering, leafy green plant, such as mint, for the color green
  • Dianthus, petunia, verbena, and zinnia produce blue or purple blooms

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