Saturday, March 15, 2008

Easter Science Project!

So our homeschooling science project this week is growing grass in our Easter baskets! Yes that's right.. it's real grass for us! None of that fake weird plastic stuff in OUR Easter baskets! ;)

The kiddos had a BLAST playing with dirt and seeds... so now we wait and see how it looks next week! The seeds have sprouted, and there is some grass growing.. so we'll see!

We started off by soaking some wheat grass seeds that we bought at Whole Foods. I soaked them overnight. The following day, we rinsed off the seeds, put some potting soil in our plastic basket inserts, and covered the top with the seeds. We mixed them into the dirt a bit, then we placed a damp paper towel over them and put saran wrap on top- to keep the seeds moist and warm while they sprouted!

I hope to be able to share a finished picture of the 4 (yes Luke was napping and didn't get to play with the dirt- darn!) baskets next week for Easter!!





6 comments:

PMH said...

Wow...not only are you going to have real grass in your basket, but you will also be able to EAT it! LOL

Are you ever going to call me?

Karen said...

Cool idea! How is your lettuce doing?

Cheryl said...

lettuce is done.. the darn light went out again. I called to complain and they were FABULOUS. They are sending me a new top to the garden to see if that works.. 2 new bulbs AND a package of new lettuce pods all for free! Yay aerogarden people!!

Mom the phone works both ways :P

PMH said...

Nope...I'm afraid my phone only works one way...

Clink said...

OMG You are such a cool Mom!
A few things...

LOVE Chris and Faiths shirts :)
I know a LB basket liner when I see one...and the house looks so cute!!!
Happy Easter my friend!

stacy122982 said...

That is an amazing idea!! Can you make me one PLEASE???
Apparently, once you hit the 20 something mark, you stop receiving your own Easter baskets...