Sponge Seed Pods

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This is a really fun easy activity to do with your little ones for spring. All you need is a packet or two of seeds (herbs preferably), a few new sponges, scissors and a marker. I traced different shapes the kids chose and cut them out. We discussed different shapes and counted the sides. Once you have them cut out put them on a tray or plate that will hold a bit of water. Sprinkle each sponge with seeds, and spray with water until its damp but not soaked. I also pour a little water on the tray to help keep them moist.

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Make sure sponges stay damp and place in direct sunlight during the day. At night turn a plastic container over them at night to keep moist. Happy growing!

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Spooky Tree Painting

We were (& still are) stuck indoors due to illness the last several days. I decided a little painting was in order, but since the girls were stuck on the couch & it was extremely windy out I decided to let nature do the painting.

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While the kids watched from the window I tied paintbrushes to our little tree/bush with yarn and dipped each one into Halloween colors (orange, purple & black). The kids were just giggly with excitement that the tree would paint them a spooky masterpiece.

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The wind was just wild! Every 15-20min we would re-dip the brushes into paint. The tree created many different strokes, but the neatest were the swirls.

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The painting is a neat addition to our Halloween creations in our playroom.

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We are very excited to let nature paint a fall scene soon.