The Museum has a special resource for classes called the Flaxie Out and About Box. This is a bright yellow box that groups can borrow for FREE. Inside are lots of resources to help introduce flax and linen to Foundation-level groups.
One of the activities in the Museum’s Out and About boxes includes a Grow-a-Seed pack. This pack has pots, cotton wool and cress seed accompanied by A3-laminated sheets to show the life cycle of a seed and some ideas for creative play.
This week Flaxie was inspired by the beautiful wild flowers along the River Lagan to try and grow cress at home.
The flowers on Flaxie’s morning walk were beautiful, Flaxie picked a wildflower posey.
On the way home Flaxie made sure to say hello to the goose gang!
The flowers are now in a little vase in the hall.
Have you picked a posey this year? It is a lovely way to bring nature into the house. Don’t forget to wash your hands after handling wildflowers.
Check for little insects before bringing them into the house.
At home the supplies were gathered to try growing cress.
Seeds, pots, cotton wool, water and the tutorial from the Out and About Box.