Egg Heads & Gardening

We’re having a different kind of fun in the kitchen today, but it’s all food related!  We’re beginning our gardening over spring break using eggs as our seed starters.

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Start with hollowed (or blown) eggs and gently crack the top off.

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Using craft markers (NOT washable), begin to create your egg-heads by adding faces of all kinds.

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Using seed starter potting mix, fill the egg heads with the soil.  I have found that it’s best to pour the dirt into disposable bowls and use small plastic spoons for this process with children.

kids fun 101 - planting the seeds Lightly water the soil, add the seeds, cover them with just a bit more dirt & lightly water again.

We planted basil & oregano yesterday and named our egg heads.  The basil side of our tray were dubbed the ‘Basil Buddies’ and the oregano side of our tray was named ‘The Over Joyed Oregano’s’!  And now, we’re watering daily, providing sunlight at the kitchen window and patiently waiting for our egg-heads to sprout their hair in about 10 days!

kids fun 101 - egg heads And, we can’t wait to use our fresh spices throughout the summer.

Other than Gardening: Before we tried our hand at any gardening, I used to make these with my son’s and plant grass seed for them to sprout hair.  So, if you aren’t ready to start a garden, there’s always an alternative.

The Eggs:  When we hollow the eggs to create the blown egg, we always have scrambled eggs, omelets,  Breakfast Burrito’s orBreakfast Taco’s the next day.

Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.

 

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