Oh, March is quite the month for weather here in Wisconsin. This week we have gone from 55º and sunny, to several inches of rain and thunderstorms and flooding, back to snow/sleet/ice and thundersnow, lots of fog, and today more rain, fog and crazy wind - and tomorrow below zero windchills. Sooooo, we have been staying close to home, playing with some new things A received for his birthday, and starting some new projects.
Between new science kits (very cool microscope, volcano kit & more...), starting our seeds, rollerblading and scootering around the house, reading books (A discovered the world of mushrooms), and some looking forward to spring craftiness, we have been happily busy.
The boys have been wanting to make eggshell planters - you take an eggshell (clean), paint it and draw on a face, fill it with some sand and soil, and top it with soaked wheat berries. Cover with plastic wrap until shoots are coming up (mist with water regularly)...then remove the wrap and just keep them moist.
Once it grows the wheat grass looks like hair on the eggshell 'head'! We made several heads and started several trays, hoping the wheat grass will be tall and green just in time for the first day of spring. Fun!
We have more fun projects coming up as we anticipate the spring equinox, and make goodies for our spring nature table. Can't wait - I always love the creative busyness that comes with the change of seasons and after a long winter, anticipation is a good thing!
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