Alfalfa Friends

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!

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