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Maze Potato Plant Experiment Activity for Kids

Your kids love mazes, but they’ve never seen something as incredibly COOL as this¬† maze potato! This¬†potato maze will blow kids away as they watch potatoes grow, learn about plants and their need to head towards the light. This¬†plant activity for kids is perfect for spring or summer learning. All you need to try stem activities are a few items you probabaly have around the house to try this plant experiments for kids¬†from preschool, kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too!

Your kids love mazes, but they've never seen something as incredibly COOL as this  maze potato! This potato maze will blow kids away as they watch potatoes grow, learn about plants and their need to head towards the light. This plant activity for kids is perfect for spring or summer learning. All you need to try stem activities are a few items you probabaly have around the house to try this plant experiments for kids from preschool, kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too!

Maze Potato

Most children know that plants require planting materials, seed, water, and sunlight. They observe a bean or pea sprout as a typical plant activity for kindergarten. It may surprise students to learn the lengths a plant will go to as they head towards the light. This EPIC potato maze is truly a cool plant activity for kids. As preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students try this plant experiment for kids they will create a maze from recycled materials for their potato to navigate. This is a fun Earth Day Science project, goes great with watching the Disney movie Wall-e, or use it in your plant science lesson at home, in the classroom, or a local coop. This also makes a really fun summer stem activity for stem camp!

Potato Maze So what do you need to try this potato activity for kids? Just a couple simple materials you probably have laying around your house! box scissors masking tape sprouting potato moist soil small flower pot or container

Potato Maze

So what do you need to try this potato activity for kids? Just a couple simple materials you probably have laying around your house!

  • box
  • scissors
  • masking tape
  • sprouting potato
  • moist soil
  • small flower pot or container

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Basically you get to make a maze for the vegetable to navigate. So open up the side of a large box and start adding obstacles. You can make shelves with 3-4″ holes to get to the next level. you can make different gaps a la Mario games, or anything else you can think of. This is why this is such a great STEM (science, teachnology, engineering, and math) activity.

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We used recycled Amazon boxes for the main frame and cut out flaps from other boxes. Then we taped on the ledges we made. Finally, we added some purple duct tape for both style and function.

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Just make sure there is a path the plant can take to get from the pot at the bottom to the out of the box towards the sunlight. DOn’t forget to make a door or put the lid back!

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Put the potato in some moist soil in a small pot. Cover with more soil.  Set the potato in the bottom level of your maze.

HINT: If you use a potato that already has “eyes” or small growths it will go quicker =) Just check the bottom of your potato bag, I bet you already have one!

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Plant Activities for Kindergarten

Set the potato where light will shine through the top and leave it a few days.

Plant Activities for Kindergarten

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Go ahead and take a peak if you want, just dont’ forget to close the “door”. Give it a little water if the soil is dry. You want the soil moist, but not wet or the potato will rot. So water every couple of days or so with just a light sprinkling.

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Once the potato gets some leaves it will start to go more quickly. Keep the maze closed with the end of the maze in the sun.

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See how the potato is starting to move towards the light source.

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The amazing potato will keep working dilligently to get up to the sunlight that it needs to grow.

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The experiment can vary from a week or longer depending on the complexity of your maze, if it had eyes yet, the temperature, quality of soil, and regular waterings. But don’t worry, it will keep growing, be patient!

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You can see our potato has navigated several turns and twists. The upper leaves look green as they are getting sunlight whereas the lower ones that are in the dark now (as the rest of the plant is covering the little sunlight it was getting) are starting to look limp and pale.

Your kids love mazes, but they've never seen something as incredibly COOL as this  maze potato! This potato maze will blow kids away as they watch potatoes grow, learn about plants and their need to head towards the light. This plant activity for kids is perfect for spring or summer learning. All you need to try stem activities are a few items you probabaly have around the house to try this plant experiments for kids from preschool, kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too!

Potato Science Experiment

This potato science experiment demonstrates the principle of tropism which explains how plants react to outside stimulus. This can cause plants to send deeper roots to find water, grow at a slant to get to sunlight, change colors based on the soil acidity (think hydrangeas), or stretch to find light

Plant Lesson for Kids

Learn about amazing plants for kids iwith this intersting and fun botany lesson for kids! From fascinating facts about plants for kids, plant worksheets, hands-on plant activities, creative plant experiments, and even tests with answer keys to test what your child has learned, you will love this fun printable science lesson for kids! Use this plant lesson with first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th graders too.

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Your kids love mazes, but they've never seen something as incredibly COOL as this  maze potato! This potato maze will blow kids away as they watch potatoes grow, learn about plants and their need to head towards the light. This plant activity for kids is perfect for spring or summer learning. All you need to try stem activities are a few items you probabaly have around the house to try this plant experiments for kids from preschool, kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too!  There are certain science projects that make you go WOW! This color changing flower activity is one of those! Children learn about capillary action for kids with this amazing, colorful flower experiment. Try this colour changing flower experiment with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th garders too. Simply print pdf file with food coloring flower experiment worksheet and you are ready to play and learn with flower science! Are you learning about plants with your kids? Most children learn about plant life cycles and sprout a seed, but this photosynthesis experiment allows students to learn about photosynthesis for kids is a very simple, easy plant experiment. This photosynthesis activity is fun for all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up.

Plant Activities for Kindergarten

capillary action experiment grow your own crystal flower experiment Help kids learn about the impact of pollution and the importance of protecting our earth and environment with this pollution experiment for kids. This simple acid rain experiment is great for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grde, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders. All you need are a few simple supplies ot try this flower experiment where children can see first hand the impace of acid rain on plants.Use this water pollution experiment for kids as part of earth day science or earth science experiment. plant activities for kindergarten

Plant Life Cycles for kids  parts of a plant flipbook  Grow a Plant Sequencing Worksheets  One of my favorite things about summer are all the pretty flowers growing everywhere. And no flower stands out like the tall, cheery sunflower! Learn about flower life cycles in this life cycle of a sunflower worksheet pack with over 65 pages! Not only are there sunflower life cycle worksheet choices, but sunflower worksheets to practice math, and liteary skills such as alphabet matching, tracing letters, counting, subtracting, singular / plural, graphing, telling time, and so much more with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Simply print pdf file with flower worksheets and you are ready to play and learn with these life cycle worksheets.

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Flower Crafts

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Flower Printables

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Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! Protecting your skin from the sun's UV rays may be a hard, abstract concept for kids to understand... at least until they get a sunburn. This simple sunscreen experiment allows kids to learn about the importance of using sunscreen this summer. This summer science is perfect for all ages from kindergartner, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders. All you need are a few simple materials to try this sunscreen construction paper experiment. The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Looking for really fun beach activities for kids? This sand volcano is not only a really cool thing to do on your summer vacation, but a fun summer science experiment too. This volcano experiment is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.  This summer activities for kids is super quick and easy with NO clean-up.

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment. Use these super cute beach worksheets to sneak in some fun summer learning in between all your summer activities to keep up skills and avoid the summer leaning loss. These free beach printables include letter find, beach i spy, beach math, counting, addition, skip counting puzzles, and so much more. This HUGE pack of over 70 pages of beach worksheets for preschool, pre k, kindergarteners, and first graders is so handy! Simply print pdf file with summer worksheets for preschoolers and you are ready to play and learn with a beach activity for kids! Looking for a fun, engaging pasta craft? This pretty stained glass pasta project has so many different possibilities to let your children explore their creativity, create something unique and beautiful, and strengthen coordination with those little hands. In this pasta art you will use dyed pasta to creat a beautiful stained glass craft. This stained glass art for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.

Summer Activities for Kids

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this amazing, scented watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this kool aid play dough recipe as a fun summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Even your reluctant learner will get excited to try this easy science experiment where you will product a HUGE erruption! In this classic Mentos and Soda Experiment you will mix a couple simple materials to produce a chemical reaction. This mentos in Coke project is a MUST TRY for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Even adults love trying the coke and mentos experiment. Don't worry, we'll give you the diet coke and mentos experiment results explained so you get all the learning out of this fun summer activity for kids! Tin Foil Art Looking for the best sidewalk chalk paint recipe? We think this sidewalk chalk is perfet because it is super quick, only uses 2-ingredients, and makes such bold, vibrant colors for kids to color with. Use this diy sidewalk chalk paint with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to let their imaginations SOAR! Let them use the homeamade chalk to create dragons, butterlies, flowers, trees, aliens, and more. Creating and using homemade sidewalk chalk paingit such a fun, simple, and classic summer activity for kids of all ages!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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