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Watering Lesson – Preschool


Children will learn that plants need water just like people and animals need water. They will explore dry and wet soil and be able to describe the difference between them. Children will practice testing soil for dampness using their fingers. Children will be introduced to a rain gauge and its purpose.

Need to Prepare

  • Garden soil
  • Six to eight shallow buckets or containers
  • Water and watering cans
  • The Seed Song by Judy Saksie

Put dry garden soil in each of the shallow buckets or containers. Add water to half of the buckets and mix until the soil is very damp.

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