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Learning Through Play: Grow your own Easter grass

March 26, 2024
hero--Learning Through Play: Grow your own Easter grass

As part of Green Leaves’ commitment to sustainability, the children take part in age-appropriate and educational activities such as composting, seed nurturing, feeding their worm farm, papermaking, and recycling.

Our Educators support this by incorporating it into our day-to-day practices. Recently, the children at Green Leaves Albany Creek created little ‘seed heads’ inspired by one of their favourite books, ‘The Gentle Genius of Trees’ by Philip Bunting.

These little ‘seed heads’ make a lovely addition to Easter decorations and are perfect hiding places for tiny Easter treats. The children used black tights and filled them with seeds and potting mix (and added googly eyes!), but you can make your own version at home by planting wheatgrass seeds in a tray or an egg carton – it’s a simple activity and a great way to get children interested in raising plants from seeds. The shoots will generally appear within a handful of days – you can almost watch them grow!

What you need:

  • A packet of wheatgrass seeds (from your local garden centre or health food store)
  • A small amount of soil from your garden or seed-raising mix
  • A tray, egg carton, or any container (we used black tights)
  • Googly eyes (optional)


  1. Fill your container with some soil.
  2. Sprinkle the wheatgrass seeds evenly.
  3. Water the seeds using a spray bottle, or by pouring water through your fingers (this prevents the seeds from getting ‘washed away’.
  4. Set the container aside in a warm spot.
  5. Once you can see sprouts emerging, move the container to a sunny spot.
  6. Water daily or as required to keep the soil moist.