On a rainy day that had too much lightning to even go on a puddle walk, I decided to set this little planting party up for my youngest to do after he got home from school. We never have too much luck with seeds, but we were given these from McDonald's so I figured he would at least have fun planting them! We put them in biodegradable pots, so that if they do in fact bloom they can be transplanted into the garden.
He was THRILLED when he saw dirt, water and seeds! I didn't say a word and let him figure out what to do with everything on his own. It took him a bit of trial and error with the seed pods, but he eventually realized that putting them in the middle worked best.
Plastic spoons were more practical than shovels with planters of this size. He loved getting his hands dirty!
Pour in the water!
After he was through, we decided to save the spoons instead of throwing them away and used them as temporary plant markers to keep them in order.
When the weather finally got sunny, we headed out to the kid's garden and began to weed and turn the soil!