Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Grow Your Own Easter Bunny in 4 Days!

These Easter cress shapes are a quick & easy activity to put together, & fascinating for children to watch grow. From day one they'll be able to observe the seeds changing & sprouting & by day 4/5 they'll have grown their own cress!


We love making these in the run up to Easter Day, & will be planting ours today so we have fresh cress on Sunday! Perfect for an Easter egg salad!

All you need are some Easter cookie cutter shapes, kitchen paper/cotton wool, a small plate & cress seeds.


Place the cookie cutter onto a plate, push the cotton wool into the shape making sure it reaches the edges & sprinkle over your cress seeds. If using kitchen paper you'll need to fold a couple of sheets & cut around the cookie shape so fits snuggly. Place on a sunny windowsill, add a little water daily & watch the seeds transform.


By day 4/5 your seeds should have grown into cress! Gently lift the cookie cutter away from the cotton wool to reveal your homegrown bunny.


We also planted a cress cross ready for Easter Day.


Such a simple activity to explore shapes, seeds, growth, & Easter.
Happy Planting!

2 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea. Could do this for almost any holiday.

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  2. Thanks I've been wondering which seed would grow the fastest for my son.

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