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Egg-Citing Activities for Kids, Part 1: Eggshell Planter

By Carolinearnoldtravel @CarolineSArnold
In celebration of spring and my new book Hatching Chicks in Room 6, I will be posting a series of egg and chicken related projects and activities for kids. I'm starting with a repost of my Eggshell Planter project from June 1914:
One of my first illustration assignments was for a book about gardening activities with children.  At that time, most books for children were illustrated with black and white art so I made pencil drawings.  Here is one of the activities meant for younger children.  It would work well with pre-school or kindergarten children.
EGG HEAD PLANTER
Egg-Citing Activities for Kids, Part 1: Eggshell planterBreak away 1/4 of the pointed end of an egg shell, and empty the contents.  Have the children draw a face on the shell using felt pens, then fill the shell with moist soil and plant chives or wheat seed.  Make a stand from a cardboard egg carton. Place the egg head in the stand.  Water lightly each day.
Materials needed: Cardboard egg carton, eggs, felt pens, soil, chives or wheat seed.
From Children’s Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents and Volunteers by Elizabeth Bremner and John Pusey, Illustrations by Caroline Arnold

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