July 17, 2012
It’s amazing how a silly cousin and an episode of Curious George can get a girl’s imagination running… It all started when my crazy nephew threw a watermelon on Grandma’s patio.My 6 year old daughter grabbed up some of the watermelon seeds and with the help of her memories of Curious George, proceeded to make her own greenhouse (out of a paper plate, paper towel, water and ziplock bag) in which the seeds would sprout.
A week later, they sprouted and we carefully planted them in a pot. Here they are 4 weeks after she picked them up off the patio! Look at that awesome watermelon plant! I’m such a proud momma!
Here is a chart she drew depicting the process:
Box 1: Paper Plate
Box 2: Paper towel
Box 3: Watermelon Seeds
Box 4: Put them together
Box 5: add water
Box 6: all together with the water
Box 7: put the plate inside a ziplock bag and close it
Box 8: sun
Box 9: sprouts!
Box 10: plant the sprouts in a pot of dirt
Box 11: watermelon grows!
Box 12: “Throw the water melon high up in the air and SPLAT! More seeds!”