Growing Shamrocks with Kids

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Growing shamrocks is a perfect activity for Spring!
Kids will learn all about plants and how they grow, and all while celebrating the fun and excitement of St. Patrick's Day.
GROW LUCKY SHAMROCKS- a fun kids activity for St. Patrick's Day! #shamrocks #kidsactivities #stpatricksdayactivities
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We began by reading a few books about plants and how they grow.  We also read this book about Ireland and the St. Patrick's Day symbols.  Then, we gathered our supplies and set out to grow our own shamrocks!

Growing Shamrocks with Kids

Materials
Method
Before you begin you will want to cool the shamrock seeds by placing them in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • Once the seeds are cool have kids fill their pot(s) with soil, leaving just a few inches of space at the top of the pot.
GROW LUCKY SHAMROCKS- a fun kids activity for St. Patrick's Day! #shamrocks #kidsactivities #stpatricksdayactivities
  • Dampen the soil.  You want it to be moist but not saturated.  Then, have kids carefully place 5-10 shamrock seeds into the soil.
GROW LUCKY SHAMROCKS- a fun kids activity for St. Patrick's Day! #shamrocks #kidsactivities #stpatricksdayactivities
  • Have kids use their finger to gently push the seeds into the soil but do not cover them.
  • Then, place your pots in a window that receives indirect sunlight and water them as needed.
  • Observe your shamrock planters over the next few days, ensuring that you keep the soil damp but not too wet.
  • In 1-2 weeks you should start to see growth!
GROW LUCKY SHAMROCKS- a fun kids activity for St. Patrick's Day! #shamrocks #kidsactivities #stpatricksdayactivities
My girls were so excited and couldn't wait to check on their planters each day to see how much their shamrocks had grown!

After three weeks our planters looked like this.
GROW LUCKY SHAMROCKS- a fun kids activity for St. Patrick's Day! #shamrocks #kidsactivities #stpatricksdayactivities
And after a month we were well on our way to a shamrock garden!
GROW LUCKY SHAMROCKS- a fun kids activity for St. Patrick's Day! #shamrocks #kidsactivities #stpatricksdayactivities
Growing shamrocks is a great way to teach children about plants and their life cycle.
Rosie and Jewel were hoping to grow a four-leaf clover, which occurs randomly when growing shamrocks.  That didn't happen this time, but hey, maybe next time!

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