Planting & Seed Observation

This lesson all started because one of the children found an apple seed in his lunch and wanted to plant it. We also cut up some other fruits to do a comparison. We first made the transparent windows with different kinds of seeds for observation.

The children planted the seeds in a water table filled with soil. This is one that we usually have outside.  We also made signs with popsicle sticks to label which plants would be growing. I left small spray bottles filled with water on a nearby window sill so that the children could come and water the plants themselves. Taking care of the seeds was their responsibility.

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Seed observations and comparisons.

Honey & Cinnamon Natural Hair Lightening Treatment

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of raw honey
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together in a glass bowl or cup and let sit for one hour.
  2. Apply treatment to hair with spoon or you can use a squeeze bottle.
  3. Put hair in bun or twist it up then wrap hair in a plastic bag.
  4. Leave on treatment as long as possible or overnight.

The cinnamon and honey have natural hydrogen peroxide boosters which create a natural lightening treatment.

I have a naturally light brown hair with strawberry blonde highlights but I have been going to the hair salon and getting highlights done in my hair with bleach. Now that I have turned 28 I have noticed that my hair is getting more brittle and breaking with the use of harsh chemicals. I am trying to grow it out long and healthy.

Since my hair has highlights already I part my hair where the natural part line is and then I use conditioner instead of water to make a paste. I apply it to only my roots. I usually do the treatment on Sunday mornings for 3 – 4 hours when I am cleaning my apartment. I will take some pictures to show the updated results over time!

If you would like to see video instructions I’d recommend checking out holistic habits.

 

Pumpkin Still Life Painting

Today was a big day for the preschool. As the leaves start changing colours we decided to take a walk in a different direction. We went to the local market and bought some different mini pumpkins and squash. 

The first step to exploring the pumpkins was simply to paint them as a still life. The children always amaze me at how good they are at observing and drawing what they see. We compared them and talked about similarities and differences as well.