Thursday, 25 April 2013

Kids Coop - Cress heads

Its Kids Coop time again, please link up your kids orientated posts and check out what others have been up to. This week I'm linking the following:
(Goblin is 42 months)
I'd forgotten how much fun cress it. Its also such a great quick and simple way to show children how seeds grow. I blew three eggs and bashed in their skulls (she said in a melodramatic way). Then I filled the shells with a few cotton wool balls and some water. Finally I drew some faces on the shells and sa them in a cut up egg box. 
I invited Goblin to liberally shake seeds into the shells. He did a good job of getting them spread across the cotton wool. We sat them on the windowsill and waited. After just one night the seeds had germinated. After two they had tiny green leaves. At day three the stalks were poking over the top of the eggs. Goblin had checked on his cress heads every day and was really surprised on day five by how bushy they were.
On day five we decided they were in need of a haircut. So I got out the scissors. And chopped!
I tried to convince Goblin to try the cress but he wasn't keen. When I tried it and realised how spicy it was I thought it was just as well that Goblin hadn't had any. But I left our cress heads to resprout never the less and within three days they had a full shoot of hair all over again. What a satisfying activity.

And now to the linky

I'm sharing this with
For the Kids Fridays at SunScholars.comTGIF Linky Party hosted by 123Homeschool4Me Teach Beside Me PhotobucketI Can Teach My ChildSerenity you


  1. I love the expression of their faces!

  2. What cute cressheads! Their faces are so funny!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Sharing a super fun herbie craft for kids this week, the herbal sock bath.
    Have a lovely week.

  3. this is AWESOME! please please come share this on our #kidsinthekitchen linky

  4. I'd never thought to grow cress in an egg shell, perfect for pace painting!

  5. Those are so cute!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  6. LOL these are very cute, thanks so much for adding this to the outdoor play link up.


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