Wheat grass is a fun way to bring spring indoors, and makes a great Easter centerpiece. This project is very kid friendly, with the wheat grass growing quickly, satisfaction is imminent. Any type of container will work, but for best results, use a container that is 3-4″ deep. Start by soaking the wheat seed in water for about 5-8 hours. Fill your container to 1″ below the rim with pre-moistened soil or water gems. (I’ll talk about water gems later) Sprinkle the top of your container with wheat seed, creating a solid layer, but leaving a little room to grow. You’ll want to gently press the seeds into the soil or gems and then cover lightly with water. Keep the soil moist.
In about 3-4 days, you will see sprouts emerge. Move the pot to a sunny location, and in about a week, the sprouts will be a good height for creating your centerpiece.
You can also grow it directly in your childs’ easter basket, for a different spin on egg collecting. Just be creative and have fun with it.