For the letter G, there are many activities you could do. I love this brought to life Letter G Project: Growing Grass with Kids. Kids are fascinated by it because they get to watch seeds grow into something. Since it's grass, it happens pretty quickly so impatient minds won't have to wait long to see the ‘magic' happen.
This project is great for teaching about the letter G, however, it can be used as a fun project for spring as well since it shows pretty quickly how seeds sprout into plants. You could also incorporate it into a unit study about plants. You could even make a little fairy garden out of it, with each child getting to do the first letter of their name. When the grass is tall enough, kids will have a blast trimming it back with a pair of scissors as they cut their own ‘lawn'.
Letter G Project: Growing Grass with Kids
- saucer (ours was 10″)
- potting soil
- decorative stones
- wheat grass seeds
- spray bottle
1. Place potting soil in the saucer and fill and pat down with your hands so it's even. Use your finger to trace a large letter G in the center.
2. Place stones around the letter G and gently press into the soil.
3. Spread seeds over the area of the G and cover lightly with dirt. Spray liberally with water.
4. Continue to spray 1-2 times a day until seeds sprout.
We started our seeds on Saturday and had 1/2″ growth by Tuesday. I watered twice a day, once in the morning at breakfast and once in the evening at dinner. I kept also them in a sunny windowsill.
The grass grew for nine days and then we decided to cut it, which was quite fun!
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Thanks to Kari of Craft Create Cook for sharing her tutorial and pictures with us.