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Imagination Station: Spring Science Activities

by Rebecca Eanes

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Grow a Grass Head

Your child will have a blast cutting, trimming, and styling the grass hair on their very own grass head. I saw this on redtedart.com and I think it’s the cutest experiment. You’ll need stockings, some compost or earth, grass seeds, rubber band, and googly eyes for decorating, plus a pot for your grass head to sit in. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons full of grass seeds at the bottom of the stocking. Add enough earth or compost until you have a softball-sized ball. Tie off with a rubber band and glue googly eyes. Decorate your grass head as desired. You can pinch up a small ball of soil on the front for a nose and rubber band off, add a felt mouth, etc. Place in a pot and add water. Take care not to make it too wet. Place your grass head in a sunny spot. It should feel moist but not soggy. Just add a little water every now and then. Wait for the hair to grow. It’s going to be so adorable!

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Make it Rain in a Jar

How do clouds make rain? There are lots of showers in the springtime. Help your kids understand where the rain is coming from with this simple experiment. You’ll need a jar or clear cup, shaving cream, and food coloring. Even toddlers can join in on this experiment. Fill your jar or cup with water (this represents air). Add a thin layer of shaving cream (clouds) and then place a few drops of blue food coloring on top of the shaving cream. Wait for it to “rain.” Discuss how rain happens when the clouds get too heavy, just like the shaving cream cloud got too heavy with the food coloring! It’s a fun and simple experiment that kids find fascinating, and it’s so pretty to watch.

Happy spring!



Rebecca Eanes is the bestselling author of multiple books including Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, The Positive Parenting Workbook, and The Gift of a Happy Mother. She is the grateful mom of two boys. 

 

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