Alfalfa Friends

Alfalfa Friends Activity

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The best way to learn about plants is to grow your own. Create these wheatgrass and alfalfa friends and watch their hair spring up in just a couple days. They love a sunny spot in the house, like on the windowsill. Having a bad hair day? Once the grass grows longer, cut and style it to create some funny hairdos!

What You Need:

  • Grass seeds like wheatgrass or alfalfa
  • Soil
  • Plastic cups
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Double stick tape
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Have your child fill a plastic cup with some soil, leaving about half an inch at the top.
  2. Next, gently press the seeds into the top of the soil in an even layer, and cover them with some more soil.
  3. Have your child cut a strip of construction paper that will wrap completely around the cup.
  4. Now create a face on the paper with marker and googly eyes. Give each of your plants different characteristics!
  5. Using double stick tape, stick the faces onto the plastic cups.
  6. Place your cups near a window. For the next few days, follow the directions on the seed packets for watering instructions.
  7. Allow 8-14 days for the grass to grow to its fullest. Once the grass is grown, use scissors to give your wheatgrass friend a funny hairdo!
Updated on Aug 15, 2014
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