Invitation to Grow Sabzeh
This invitation is not only a great way to learn about how plants grow through science, it also is great way to bring the tradition for the Haftsin during Nowruz into your home or classroom .
In harmony with the rebirth of nature, one of the authentic items of the Haftsin is Sabzeh. Which is sprouts growing symbolizing the fertility of the land in spring and rebirth of nature.
There are so many ways to grow sprouts and Little Persian Hands-On Haft Sin came with a Sabzeh Kit is included in each set containing wheat grass seeds, directions for growing and a check sheet to help your little ones keep track of caring for their seeds until they are ready to display.
Another way I have done is by placing seeds with water beads. The water beads absorb water and release it to the plant’s roots gradually. With water beads the children are able to see everything that’s going on from root to tip.
When children do an invitation such as this it lets children explore the life cycle of a plant. Responsibility – from caring for plants. Understanding – as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water). Self-confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the plant they have grown. Love of nature – a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place. Reasoning and discovery – learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction. Cooperation – including shared play activity and teamwork. Creativity – finding new and exciting ways to grow a plant.