We’ve done this little project every spring for the past few years, and they kids are always excited! I found the idea in an issue of Family Fun… back in the days when we got magazines in the mail for ideas!
It is so fun to plant the seeds, watch the “hair” grow, and then CUT IT! This is easy peasy and super fun!
The kids used paper, buttons, and stickers to make clothes for the grass heads. Then, we filled a nylon stocking with about a tablespoon of grass seed and then potting soil. We glued on googly eyes. (We forgot mouths!!) The noses and ears were made with small rubber bands, and we used black felt for eyelashes. We tied a knot leaving some of the stocking hanging to serve as a wick, and we keep the yogurt containers half full of water. I also let the kids water the grass heads each morning with a spray bottle filled with water.
This is actually our second attempt at grass heads this year. We did this for a First Day of Spring activity using the same old bag of seeds we’ve had for a few years. I had planned to make this a nice lesson talking about John 12:24… “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” We were going to plant those seeds and see them sprouting and talk about how the seed could have stayed in the bag forever, never bearing fruit. It was also near Easter, so this would have been perfect. Here is how our first grass heads looked after a week:
Not much fruit there! So, if you decide to do this project, don’t use really old seeds! 🙂 As the grass dies we can also learn “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8
HAPPY PLANTING…. AND CUTTING! 🙂