Watching Seeds Grow

Look at the project I saw hanging in the hallway window at school.

IMG_20160504_085706710.jpgThe tinier school crew, of the preK and Kindergarten sort, made simple greenhouses using sandwich bags, paper towels, a bit of water, and seeds.

IMG_20160504_090020386Because the little greenhouses were hanging in the hallway, anyone walking by had an opportunity to monitor the progress of the seeds and enjoy their beauty.

IMG_20160504_085910751What caught my attention, and compelled me to snap some photos, is the condensation making intriguing bubbles around the growing plants.

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Recently I’ve been noticing news casts featuring ideas to keep kids occupied during summer vacation. I even saw parents at Costco searching for workbooks to keep their kids studying during the summer break. Well, I’d like to recommend recreating projects kids have done at school throughout the year. Having an opportunity to try out projects at home with less kids around, could be a lot of fun. I can imagine kids taking on more of a leadership role because they have already done the project and asking more questions and being more curious. In order to extend the school version of the project, kids at home during summer break can plant different types of seeds in their greenhouses. When the plants start sprouting, there is an opportunity to plant them into soil in pots or in the ground. This project has the potential to keep growing and growing.

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If you are interested in doing a project like the tiny greenhouses, here are some ideas and variations that I have found that may be worth a try for kids and adults alike.

About misslittleowl

A teacher writing about local happenings, school adventures, intriguing books, desert gardening, and whatever else she stumbles upon that needs sharing.
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2 Responses to Watching Seeds Grow

  1. milkymender says:

    Gorgeous photos!

    Liked by 1 person

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