I Have a Green Thumb

I Have a Green Thumb

Growing sprouts is cheap, very informative, really entertaining and so good! Why don’t you learn to do it yourself?

Target: Counselors
Time frame: 30 minutes and over
Type of tool: Facilitation
Ages: 13 years and over, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-12 years, Any
Group size: One group
Value: $10   Free
Healthy eating


Well it’s time to roll up your sleeves and fire up your imagination, because today you’re in charge of planting and growing your own sprouts.


  • Healthy eating knowledge
  • Gardening skills
  • Creativity

Suggested variant(s)

You can grow your sprouts on a tin plate too!


  • Encourage the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Introduce campers to nature and how it works.
  • Develop knowledge of how plants grow.
  • Educate about eating local.

Required material(s)

5-6 years old :

  • Nylon stockings (1 per 8 children)
  • Rubber bands (1 per child)
  • Variety of containers
  • Craft material
  • Alfalfa seeds
  • Seeding soil
  • Scissors

7-8 and 9-12 years old :

  • Various containers with lids (e.g., yoghurt pots, plastic cups)
  • Seeds to sprout
  • Craft material
  • Seeding soil
  • Scissors

13 years old + :

  • Variety of organic sprouting seeds (see the counselor’s sheet)
  • Bottom half of a plastic water bottle
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Seeding soil
  • Spray bottle
  • Scissors
  • Felt

Documents to download

By clicking on the download button, you can access the explanation sheet for each age group and the sheets to help the counselor facilitate the activity.

Additional explanation video

I have a green thumb