Emily coloring on the pot with markers.
Emily adding ladybug and flower stickers to her pot.
Making the soil ~ First, Emily had to drop the seed pod into a cup of warm water.
Next, we both had to wait patiently for about 5 minutes to see what would happen. To make the time go faster we read The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss. The pod tripled in size as it absorbed the water. Emily thought it was really neat that it was growing!!
Then, Emily fluffed up the soil with a fork. I helped her get it started because it was a little hard for her at first. It was all stuck together and our plastic fork was not that strong :0)
We set it in a sunny window to wait for the seeds to sprout and grow so we can eat it!