Care for a Plant - FamilyEducation

Care for a Plant

Teach your toddler about responsibility by growing a plant from an avocado seed.


  • 5 to 10 minutes


  • Empty jar
  • Toothpicks
  • Water
  • An avocado seed


  1. Caring for a plant is a vivid way to teach responsibility for things we love. First, you can enjoy the avocado for lunch.
  2. Then, poke 3 or 4 toothpicks around the middle of the avocado seed to support it over a jar.
  3. Fill the jar with water that covers the bottom half of the seed.
  4. Place in a sunny windowsill and replenish water daily. The seed will sprout in several days and continue to vine out into a beautiful plant if it is cared for.


  • Sprout several seeds and give them as beautiful, natural gifts.
  • Make a daily watering chart and let your child check off each time that he cares for his plant.