Thursday, April 21, 2011

container garden for kids

Celebrate Earth Day with this fun and simple container garden, brought to you byHAPPYBABY. Teach your little ones to love the earth and take care of it! This would be a fun playdate project, but also a great hands-on homeschool science experiment. Little ones will love playing with the dirt and filling their containers!

HAPPYBABY Earth Day Container Garden 

What you’ll need: 
-Recycled HAPPYBABY cube tray or YoBaby yogurt cups (need a coupon? let me know in the comments!)
-small screwdriver
-Soil (i found bags at the Dollar Tree for $1- score!)
-Seeds (Target $1 section has lots of fruit, flower, and veggie seed packs right now) 

1. Clean HB tray or yogurt cup.
2. Poke a small hole in the bottom of each cube. A screwdriver with a small head works well.
3. Fill each cube with soil. Since the cubes are small, a teaspoon works best to fill the cubes.
4. Make a small hole in the dirt with your finger.
5. Add 3 seeds in the hole and then cover the seeds with dirt.
6. Water the seeds with a spray bottle or small watering can. Be sure not to overwater.
7. Place indoors in a sunny spot and water daily or as needed.

Once the plant begins to sprout and has a sturdy stem, you can replant in a larger pot or in your garden. Seeds will begin to sprout in approximately one week!

HAPPYBABY premium organic baby and toddler foods are available atseveral major grocers including H-E-B, Whole Foods, Central Market, SuperTarget, Sprouts, Publix, and online at,,, and

full disclosure: i am the HAPPYBABY Dallas-Ft. Worth Community Marketing Specialist. however, i blog with integrity and all opinions expressed here are 100% mine and true.