Scotts Miracle-Gro sent me a package the other day of their products to review. The first review that we are doing on the products they sent is the Miracle-Gro Kids Terrarium. We are big gardeners here and our vegetable garden is in full swing. I love the idea of the terrarium because it teaches kids how plants grow from seed and then produce fruit when cared for properly.
We headed out to the deck and after unpacking the box and removing all the plastic coverings we got to work.
The first step was to put the pre-measured packages of gro mix in the containers and then add 3 Tablespoons of water and watch it expand. Then give it a stir with the planting stick. When all four were done we planted a few of the provided seeds in each container and labeled them and then put them in the terrarium. We then covered them with the 2 plastic pieces that complete the top. Now we take care of the little seeds and watch them grow into seedlings.
There was a neat little pyramid included that was an excellent tool for teaching little once the stages of plant growth. It also explained what is needed for the plants to grow like sun and water. It was a great springboard for education and you could tailor it to the age of the child and expand the conversation for older children.
All in all this was an easy project that provided a great opportunity to really slow down and concentrate on the planting and growing of vegetables and fruits. If you have the chance you should try this with your kids. Let me know if you do. Mommy Ramblings thanks Scotts Miracle-Gro for their support. Now back to watching our seedlings grow. : )