This project is an alternative to being "parents" to a raw egg or a sack of flour -- something that most kids end up doing at some point during their school careers. It has the added benefit of being really, truly, ALIVE and GROWING.
Supermost granuals or other soil moisture medium.
1) Punch a hole in the bag through both layers above the seal line at the top.
2) Fill the bag with a half teaspoon of granules.
3) Add a couple of teaspoons of water, seal and knead the bag until the water is absorbed.
4) Open the bag, place the bean seed inside and manipulate until the seed is in the approximate center of the bag, surrounded by granules. Re-seal the bag.
5) Thread the yard through the hole at the top of the bag.
7) In a couple of days, your "baby" will sprout!
What will you name your baby??
I took a class in "Winter Gardening in the Classroom" recently led by the outstanding Master Gardener volunteers at Rockland County Cornell Cooperative Extension. Hope to share more of what I learned in time!