Today is the first day of spring, so for the rest of the week we are taking a break from our normal studies to learn a little about spring! Today we are learning about seeds, tomorrow about baby animals, and Friday about trees. Then on Saturday we will have fun doing things that most people do on Easter (egg hunt, baskets, egg decorating, etc.)
Here are some ideas if you would like to join us, either today or any day this spring!
Why do seeds grow in the spring?
- Plants need water, light, warmth, and soil or compost to grow. During spring, they get the conditions they need to begin to grow...The longer days mean they have more daylight and warmth from the sun... (read more at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Spring/PlantsGrowInSpring.aspx?age=ks2)
Activities for Learning:
- Books (check your library, these are just some I found at mine)
- Start seeds indoors
- The method in this post from The Homeschool Scientist is what we are going to be doing today!
- Use the "How My Seed Grows" chart that I made for you to track how your seeds change each day! Draw the roots in the pot and then the plant sprouting up higher each day (hopefully =)
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Seeds are such a great picture this time of year. Something that is essentially dead, springs forth new life! Just like we are dead in our sins, Jesus Christ offers to give us new life. A seed cannot turn into a plant on it's own, and we cannot save ourselves from sin and bring ourselves to eternal life. Praise God for drawing us out of death into life! (If you don't know what I'm talking about, or do not know about new life through Jesus Christ, don't hesitate to ask!)
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. John 6:44
Have fun learning about seeds today or any day this spring!
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