The goal of this project is to get dirty and have fun while waiting for your plants to grow! Every time you water your plants the soil they are growing in turns to mud! Woohoo! I LOVE MUD! There is so much you can do with it. Grab a scoop of it in your hands and enjoy the feeling of it squishing through your fingers! I promise it'll make you giggle. Once you're done with that grab the following items and ....drum roll please...prepare to become an amazing mud artist.
Now, stir up the mud in the bucket to create your paint. See what happens when you add more water to the soil? What happens when you add more dirt? This is a great time to learn a bit about consistency.
Once you have the mixture to where you like it, grab a leaf or stick and start to draw. Create pictures of whatever comes to mind. Cover leaves in mud and press them onto the paper to make animal ears or try to write your name with different looking letters! The only rule is to have fun and get your hands dirty!
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I am often asked in September when families should plant pumpkin seeds for Halloween pumpkin carving. It’s a great question but my answer is always shocking and sad for them. I shout out "May", which is then met with a wave of emotion from surprise, to sadness, to utter disappointment. I’ve seen the hashtag #pumpkinparentfail from a number of friends.
The time to change that is now!
Here are my tips to get your pumpkins planted and ready in time for tricks, treats, and fall recipes.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.