Summer is a time children look forward to. They get to play with their friends all day, no school, no bed time schedule, try new things and sometimes travel. I looked forward to my children experiencing all of that, plus learning!
We like to eat healthy around these parts, although Summertime can be tricky. We try to buy organic when possible and be aware where our food is coming from. I’m not saying we don’t eat out or buy fast food but it’s very few occasions when that happens.
This summer, we were given a cool free science kit by Monsanto #CampSci that allowed my children to grow a garden in a glove. When I opened the box, I didn’t know what I was in for and neither did my children.
We all looked at each other a tiny bit confused but after we watched our instruction video, we did each step and waited …
We watched our tiny seeds grow and start to sprout in a plastic glove without watering the glove one time.
Here’s how to create your own:
Step 1: Open a plastic glove and wet one cotton ball, then squeeze the excess water out. Place the cotton in each finger.
Step 2: Place 3-4 seeds onto each cotton ball. You can do each finger a different seed or choose the same seeds.
Step 3: Take another cotton ball, wet it and squeeze the excess water out again. Then place the cotton ball on top of the seeds.
Step 4: Write the name of the seeds and date on each finger.
Step 5: Place the glove to your mouth and blow up the plastic glove like a ballon. Then use a plastic tie to tie up the glove and place it in a window with good sunlight exposure.
Step 6: After about 9 days, it seems that the seeds were getting too big for the glove, we moved them to mini box cartons and sat them on the porch.
I love doing an experiment and actually seeing the desired result. We are going to nurture our vegetables and see which ones out of 5 will actually grow into something we can eat.
Would you ever try this experiment with your kids?