Kids love to plant things, don’t they? This fall as I’m beginning my very first pre-k catechism class (based on this beautiful, deep curriculum), we have been focusing on seeds in preparation for learning about some of Christ’s parables. Forcing paperwhite bulbs to grow in mere water is so easy to do and provides quick gratification. I bought mine at a local garden center. The little white pointed roots appeared within a few days and quickly entangled the rocks they sat upon. I also have crocus and hyacinth bulbs hibernating in the fridge and will try forcing them in water later this winter.
I also saved the seeds from our Halloween pumpkin (I’m not a big fan of creepy Halloweens but it is fun for little ones to cut open a pumpkin and see all the seeds!). We planted them right along the side of a clear cup and had a wonderful view of the sprouting process. Now we are watching the roots grow.
I’m enjoying this seed and root work quite a bit!