Monday, March 28, 2011

Grass Heads

It's springtime! Someone please tell Mother Nature that; it's been so cold here and I really just want to wear my flip flops!


To welcome Spring, we did a quick activity the other day. I have done this project before when I was teaching a unit about plants to elementary school children.


Supplies:


-Plastic pots (We used 6 inch pots because that's all they had left, but smaller would be ideal)


-Foam (with adhesive)


-Googly Eyes


-Scissors


-Pencil/chalk


-Glue


-Soil


-Grass seed


-Water (in squirt bottle)


Steps:


1. Have the kids sketch out a rough design of the face onto the pot with a piece of chalk.


2. Use a pencil to draw out the designs onto the pieces of foam.


3. Cut and stick the foam to the pot.


4. Glue on Googly Eyes. (*For those of you new to my blog, you will soon learn that I'm not so great at taking the pictures of each step of a project. I usually have the end result though, so you just have to fill in the missing steps.)


5. Fill the pots with soil.



6. Add Grass Seed.


7. Water with a squirt bottle so the seeds don't wash to one area of the pot.


8. Watch the pot heads (OOOPS- you might not want to call them that in front of the little ones) grow a nice, thick head of green hair.



I'll post some pictures weekly to show the progress


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"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars."

-Walt Whitman

4 comments:

Candace said...

this is too cute! i am going to give it a try with my kindergartners.

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