Saturday, December 14, 2013

Growing Candy Canes

Grinch Day was a HUGE success....still working on the post to share all our 
Second Grade Observations as we used magnifying glasses this year!

....SOOOOO.....Now it's time to get ready for...

... a Polar Express Day...

...and that means...
!!!!!  PJ DAY !!!!!
a sweet snack 
and some yummy hot chocolate

I thought it would be fun to stir our hot chocolate with Candy Canes ....
BUT
even more fun would be to 
GROW OUR OWN CANDY CANES!

You heard me...a CANDY CANE GARDEN!

I've done some research and looked at many different ways to grow a candy cane garden.
has a cute idea for a garden if you'd like to check it out HERE

and if you type "candy cane garden" in a Pinterest search....You'll get a TON of ideas!

So...I headed to Dollar Tree to see what I could find to help me with the supplies...
....and....SUCCESS !!
Instant Snow ....in a CAN!
4 bowls for a dollar...perfect for 4 groups!  Each group gets their own bowl to create the garden!
Candy Cane seeds!

First step is to create the magical soil for the candy cane seed to grow in...

The plan is to open the can of snow and add some water then watch it grow...

If you've never done this...it is SnOw MUCH FUN!
You can read about our Snow Fun last year HERE...

After the kids have has some time to explore with magnifying glasses...
We'll plant the candy cane seeds in the magic soil.
....then the next day ....
VOLIA!
Each table will have a garden of candy canes they can use to stir their cup of hot chocolate!

Have a Wonderful Day!
Enjoy,

1 comment:

  1. Love the candy cane garden idea! I used to do a Polar Express day when I was in second grade and we had so much fun!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

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