facebook Life Cycle Activity for Kids - How to Grow an Avocado Tree
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Animal & Plant Life Cycles Activity for Kids

Grow an Avocado Plant DIY

  • Duration: 15-30 min
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Cost: $0 to $5

Observe part of the avocado plant’s life cycle!

Material List

  • 1Ripe avocado
  • 1Cutting board
  • 1Knife (adult use only!)
  • 1Bowl of water
  • 1Clear plastic cup of water
  • 3Toothpicks

Instructions

  • 1Ask an adult to cut open the avocado and remove the seed.
  • 2Wash the seed in the bowl of water.
  • 3Peel away and discard the thin brown skin around the seed.
  • 4Hold the seed so that the pointier end is up.
  • 5Push 3 evenly spaced toothpicks into the seed (not on the fault lines).
  • 6Carefully place the seed into the cup by resting the toothpicks on the lip.
  • 7Pour water into the cup until the seed is halfway covered.
  • 8Place the cup with the seed in a warm place out of direct sunlight.
  • 9Wait for the avocado seed to sprout, which will take 4-8 weeks.
  • 9Change the water once per week.

How It Works

An avocado starts its life cycle as a seed. When planted, the seed germinates (starts to grow) in about 4-8 weeks. The seed splits along the fault line, allowing a root to grow down and a sprout to grow up. As the sprout grows leaves, it becomes a seedling, and then continues to grow into an avocado plant. Eventually, the avocado plant produces flowers, and finally fruit after 4-5 years. Inside each avocado fruit is another seed—ready to start its own life cycle.

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