Here's something to brighten your day. Cress Heads!
So simple to make & guaranteed to make you smile.
What you'll need:
A packet of cress seeds
Small flower pot / empty clean yoghurt pot
Small piece of card
Sticky tape & Scissors
Start off by drawing a funny face on your card, colour it in, & cut it out
Stick onto your pot, fairly near the top (so when the cress grows it looks like hair)
Put some cotton wool in the pot & sprinkle the cress seeds over the top
Add a little water to soak the cotton wool
Place on a windowsill or somewhere near day light
Watch the seeds as they grow & add water to keep the cotton wool moist.
The funny face will soon have funky green 'hair', just watch it grow.
When it's time to give it a haircut, simply cut the cress with scissors, & then enjoy it in a sandwich or salad.
(You could also use a clean empty eggshell to grow your cress, & for multicoloured 'hair' try adding mustard seeds or micro salad leaves)
This is a great activity to introduce seeds/plants to children, how to care for living things, to talk about seeds, growth & what helps plants grow, to encourage children to grow their own food, & also to discuss the time it takes for different things to grow. It's also good fun!