I kept them in a jar for a year (in a cool dry place) and this year germinated them and planted them in egg cartons. I officially have 18 mini trees now. We are still waiting for them to have six leaves each before transferring them to a proper container. No sure where I'm going to plant my 18 trees.
I placed them in a wet paper towel, folded over and kept moist.
After about a week little sprouts started to appear and we then transferred them to the egg carton and soil.
We also have sunflower seeds that monkey number one planted.
What have you been growing?
Things to consider when planting with kids:
Kids of all ages love to play with soil, digging holes and water.
Give them free reign on what they want to plant.
Do some internet or library book research together.
Try to encourage fast growing plants so that they can see progress quickly (sunflowers are very rewarding!)
Talk about bees, insects and butterflies that help pollinate flower and are food for birds.