Spring is traditionally a time for growing things from seed and is also a great time of year to introduce young children to the delights of gardening and plant growing. However, you don’t have to be green-fingered to grow something, nor do you have to grow plants.
Often children, particularly younger children, like the idea of planting seeds or seedlings, but because many plants take a long time to grow, they can often get bored before the process is complete.
We’ve come up with three growing ideas that will grab the attention of your children, help them learn about science and nature, and above all, will take hours rather than months to come to fruition, making them fun experiments to do at the weekend, in class or as a homeschool project. These kits are ideal for children aged 10 and above, but will need adult supervision.
Our Crystal Growing Kit comes in a range of colors and kids can instantly grow crystals up to 2 inches in diameter and inches tall. The kits are a great way to introduce children of all ages to chemistry in a fun and controlled way and produce something beautiful they can keep forever.
For a super-fast lesson in growing, how about our Rock Growing Kits? These kits grow colored stones in just a matter of minutes. The rocks can grow to different heights and the experiment can be repeated at a later date if you don’t grow all the rocks at the same time.
The large sized Magic Rock kits come with their own plastic water container to create your own rock garden, both the small and large sized kits come with decorations to help decorate your underwater rock garden.
Whilst we know that rocks and crystals are very interesting, we doubt many children would turn their noses up at growing their own candy!
The Candy Crystal Kits are not instant and take around a week, but it’s a great way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon providing fun and something to look forward to the next week.
As it says on the box – ‘Science You Can Eat!’