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.
Seed observations and comparisons.
- 1/4 cup of raw honey
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- Mix ingredients together in a glass bowl or cup and let sit for one hour.
- Apply treatment to hair with spoon or you can use a squeeze bottle.
- Put hair in bun or twist it up then wrap hair in a plastic bag.
- 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!
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This was a great activity for colour mixing too!
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.