A great one on one activity with an opportunity to commit to the results and re visit the activity daily.
Use as a science experience. Get each child to be a part of the process, one child can add the water another the seeds and soil. Children can learn to be patient and commit to a project which develops over time.
Take the children out to the garden and find plant in all different stages of growth, help the children to learn and discover the process of growing something and the requirements and commitment involved in gardening. Teach the children about sustainable living and growing their own food, maybe have them pick some ripe vegetables and try eating them to show the full process and results of growing things.
Teaches responsibility from caring for and tending to the plants, understanding the life cycle of plants, self confidence from growing the plant and making it survive. Appreciation of nature, reasoning and discovery, physical activity in a fun environment, working collaboratively, creativity, curiosity. Creates a sense of belonging, sustainability especially if the seedling is from a vegetable and reused. Children are tactile and sensory learners. Encourages healthy eating habits.