The Power of Parenting

Monday, 18 January 2021

Egg Carton Garden

You don't need a backyard to explore planting with your child! Simple tools such as seeds, soil, a spoon and an egg carton lid are all you need to make a little garden grow. Here is a simple Comfort, Play & Teach™activity to help your child's love of gardening start to blossom!


You will need:
  • Egg carton lid
  • Potting soil
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Chive seeds (or other herbs)
  • Water



  • Pour some potting soil into a bowl and use a spoon to fill the lid of the egg carton with soil.
  • Sprinkle seeds onto the soil and gently press them in using a finger.
  • Add a little water to moisten the soil (and do this daily to encourage the growth of the herbs).
  • Once the herbs have grown, enjoy them in a salad or on an omelet!


    Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

    Comfort:Planting seeds and tending to them lets your child care for a living thing. Watering the seeds each day will help your child to develop a sense of responsibility and give him a sense of accomplishment.

    Play:Examining the seeds, soil and water allows your child to make discoveries using her senses. She will learn about plants through watching, touching and smelling. Eventually she will be able taste the herbs as well!

    Teach:Planting seeds encourages your child to learn about the sequence of plant growth. He can see how a seed becomes a plant over time, learn about how plants need water and light, and even chart how many days it takes for shoots to appear.