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Care for a Plant

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • Empty jar
  • Toothpicks
  • Water
  • An avocado seed

Directions

  1. Caring for a plant is a vivid way to teach responsibility for things we love. First, you can enjoy the avocado for lunch.
  2. Then, poke 3 or 4 toothpicks around the middle of the avocado seed to support it over a jar.
  3. Fill the jar with water that covers the bottom half of the seed.
  4. Place in a sunny windowsill and replenish water daily. The seed will sprout in several days and continue to vine out into a beautiful plant if it is cared for.

Extensions

  • Sprout several seeds and give them as beautiful, natural gifts.
  • Make a daily watering chart and let your child check off each time that he cares for his plant.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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