This is a learning activity that I loved the most.
I bought some inexpensive bulbs at the hardware store, went to the local nursery and bought some river stone ($5 for a bucket full!), then planted them.
You can plant them in anything.
I used an old aquarium, a plastic pot, as well as some prettier containers.
Keep them covered until the roots begin to grow.
Each day, the kids can measure their growth, take a photo, and make charts and graphs of the progress of the bulbs. I brings a bit of nature into the classroom.
Catching up: balls and birdbath - I figured I ought to get outdoors, while the sun shone, and so I did some silly decorating. I'd chopped down the tree on which I normally place these balls...
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