Growing Heads with Grass Hair

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I put out the books for the children to go through when they were finished with their snack.  We have been talking about seeds for a couple weeks now.  I have had these books with me each week. At this age, repeated reading is extremely important.

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The kids were so excited to look through the books!  They were able to recognize the parts of a plant, different seeds, and were overall very interested! I loved it!!! For time sake, I actually had to stop them so we could move on!  This week we were going to grow grass seeds.

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Here are the materials that I gathered for our grass seed project:

  • potting mix
  • clear cups (one for each child, one cup for seeds, one cup for potting mix)
  • gloves
  • googly eyes (I got the ones with sticky backs, so I didn’t need the glue)
  • grass seeds
  • a garage bag to try to keep things clean
  • marker to create the face

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First, the children created faces on their cups using the eyes and marker.

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Next, we created an assembly line.  I had one cup with the potting mix in it and one cup with the seeds in it (we added a lot of seeds to make a full head of hair).  The children poured the potting soil in, then the seeds, then another cup of the potting soil.  Then they added water.

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Here is the finished product! So cute! We can’t wait for the “hair” to grow.

We read on the seeds that it could take 10-14 days for the seeds to germinate.  I told the children that we would have to wait and be patient :).

A week later, the seeds did not appear to grow.  The children were not disappointed because they said "you told us it would take a LONG time."  I thought that was really cute.

A week later, the seeds did not appear to grow. The children were not disappointed because they said “you told us it would take a LONG time.” I thought that was really cute.  We watered them again and waited.

I will update with pictures after the cups grow “hair.”  We did this with our children at home and they came out really cute.  I can’t wait to see the results from our class!

Enjoy!

~Miss Jenny

 

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