One of the boys' favorite activities they participated in today was "mudplanting". I thought I would share this fun, easy activity. It's perfect for Earth Day celebrations in a classroom or at home. I included a picture of my son's "mudplanting" and a pamphlet on Nebraska wildflowers. I hope our seeds germinate and thrive. I plan on having the boys identify and chart the types of plants that we grow.
What you will need:
- potting soil
- packets of wildflower seeds
- Moisten the soil with some water. Make it into a nice mud, but not extremely wet. You want it to stick together.
- Form handfuls of mud into balls.
- Make an indention with your fingers. Hollow out the inside a bit- we are making room for our seeds!
- Put a teaspoon of wildflower seeds in the hole.
- Squeeze the mud back into a ball. You may need to add a little bit of dirt to cover the hole.
Now that you have made your mud balls you can wait a day or two, or use them right away. All you need is a select location that isn't mowed or maintained. Throw. Yes, throw, your mud balls onto the area. You may water them if it's dry, but that's entirely up to you.
Watch your "mudplantings" and see what flowers emerge.
This is a fun activity and the kids love getting their hands in the dirt. What flowers will you try to grow?