Last week, on our walk home from school,
my girls saw these 'propeller seeds', and asked me what they were.
I told them they came from a tree,
and showed how you can throw them in the air,
and see them spin like a propeller.
They thought it was the coolest thing ever.
So we collected some and took them home.
They had such a good time playing with them.
SOOO nice when kids are so easily entertained...
I told them that these were actually seeds, and that the wind helped new trees to grow when the seeds were planted elsewhere. I realized they understood, since my 7-year-old said: "Just like dandelions..."
We decided to plant some of the seeds.
I wasn't sure if we should stick the whole thing in the dirt, or peel the seeds out, so we did both.
Today it's exactly ONE week later, and we have this:
So our little experiment was very successful...
And I have 2 very proud girls, who check on the progress daily.
We might transfer some to our yard even...