Create your own "radish kid" as you grow your own radishes!
Recommended for early learners & Grades Pre-K - 5
In partnership with GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruits, A National STEM Education Program
In this activity, you can create your own "radish kid" as you grow your own radishes!
- Clear, plastic cup
- Construction paper
- Potting soil
- Radish seeds
- Small plate
- Have an adult poke a hole in the bottom of the cup.
- Decorate your cup with a nose, mouth and eyes, either stickers or cut from construction paper.
- Fill the cup 3⁄4 full with soil and add 4 radish seeds, covered with 1⁄2 inch of soil. Water the seeds and put your Radish Kid on a small plate in a sunny place.
- Check your Radish Kid daily to watch the “hair” grow and keep the soil moist.
- In a few weeks, a radish root will grow in the soil. If you transplant it outdoors, it will grow big enough to eat!
- What does a plant need to grow?
- What parts of the plant can you see above and below the soil?
- What foods do you eat that grow in the ground?
- Can you think of the names of some vegetables and fruits?
This resource is presented with support from GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruits, a national STEM education program sponsored by Del Monte.