Growing and Germination
Acorns have been spending a lot of time outside and in their garden. They have taken this opportunity to observe the different plants that are growing. Some Acorns have taken this further by researching the plants to find facts and answer questions.
Other Acorns have recorded their observation through model making and pictures.
Acorns have also planted their own seeds.
Making labels is important to this Acorn so she knows where her strawberries are planted.
If you have any spare seeds you could try the activity below to enable you to observe what happens to the seeds you plant.
This investigation is very simple but fascinating. Did you know you can grow a seed in a plastic bag or jar with just a little water?
What you need
Some seeds (we use broad bean seeds in nursery)
Jar or small clear plastic bag
Kitchen roll/napkins (cotton wool is another alternative)
1. Swirl a small amount of water around the jar or plastic bag.
2. Fold your napkin or kitchen roll and place in the jar or bag. ( we made the kitchen roll very slightly damp also )
3. Place the seeds in the jar or bag resting on the kitchen roll.
4. Spray some water on the seeds every few days.
The bean should start to grow roots after a few days, this is called germination.
Draw pictures of what you observe.
Happy growing Acorns.