Plant Activities for Kids

Popcorn Plants

Popcorn plants are grown right from popcorn kernels. We know that popcorn makes a great snack at the movies. It can also be turned into a plant. No butter is required when you grow this popcorn garden! ­

What You'll Need:

  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bag that zips shut
  • Water
  • Unpopped kernels of popcorn
  • Tape
  • Planter pot
  • Soil

­ How to Grow Popcorn Plants:

Step 1: When you're ready to get popping, put a few paper towels in a plastic bag and soak them with water.

Step 2: Place a few popcorn kernels in the bag so they sit on top of the paper towels.

Step 3: Zip the bag up and tape it to an object (like a fence) where it can get plenty of sunlight.

Step 4: Keep an eye on the kernels over the next week or two. If the towels dry up, pour some more water into the bag until the towels soak it up.

Step 5: Once you see small plants growing, place them in a pot filled with soil.

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