Observation game: First steps of germination - jiminy eco-toys
Observation game: First steps of germination - jiminy eco-toys

Discover the miracle of germination!

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This is an easy experiment for parents to set up, and then the kids can take over! Younger children can draw what they see as the seed germinates, and older children can write and draw their experiment's findings!

The germination of a seed seems to stem from an ever-renewed miracle. In this complete gardening kit you will be able to make your observations and experiments to better understand this first essential step in the life of the plant. The simple bean that you know well will not seem the same to you when you have watched it germinate and grow.

The life of a plant always begins with the germination of a seed, a small radish or a huge baobab tree. Support your child's first observations in learning about this decisive stage for the life of the plant with this complete kit. It combines observations, games and experiences for lively, fun and serious learning. For example by exposing the role of light in plant growth, by making the stem walk through the small labyrinth of a tower which requires some simple assembly beforehand.

What it contains:

  • Explanatory booklet on germination with quizzes, experiments and diagrams
  • A mini fortress to build and observe germination at shade and light.
  • 1 bag of magic bean seeds to germinate
  • 1 terracotta dish (8 cm diameter)
  • 1 coconut husk soil disk (30 mm) to rehydrate
  • Instructions in English
  • Box size: 15.5 x 10.5 x 7.5cm

Our advice: Repeat your observations every day, at the same time, for example when you come home from school at the end of the afternoon, to observe the evolution of the plants.

Feel great about where it comes from:

  • Raw materials from Europe? Yes - France
  • Organic? No, the seeds are not organic
  • Manufactured in Europe? Yes - France
  • What's it made from? Cardboard, paper, recycled coconut husk soil, seeds
  • What's it packaged in? Cardboard box only
  • Shipping packaging from manufacturer to us: Cardboard only
  • Plastic-free? Yes 100%
  • Vegan? Yes
  • Animal-cruelty-free? Yes
  • Reused upcycled or recycled? TBC

Feel great about where it goes after you've used it:

  • Biodegradable / compostable? Yes 100%
  • Reusable / refillable? Yes
  • Recyclable? Yes 100%

Feel great about you and your child using it:

  • Great for ages: 4+
  • Shelf life: TBC
  • Safety standards met: N/A - it's a growing kit, not a toy per se
  • Solvent-free? Yes
  • Gluten-free? Yes
  • Peanut-free? Yes but packed in a facility that also packs peanut seeds, so we don't feel good about recommending if you are peanut-allergic.
  • Soy-free? Yes
  • Lactose-free? Yes
  • Easy to wash-off clothes skin? N/A
  • Improvements we're working on in this product: None - but you tell us, how could it be even better?