Hubby saw a picture on his Facebook feed of someone growing candy canes with their child, I’m not exactly sure of the details, just that he really wanted to do it with the kids. So we did it.
Growing Candy Canes
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It’s really simple.
If you follow this link to Pinterest you can check out some of the things others have done. Some have used dirt, we used sugar. Make it your own, take “our idea” and run with. Maybe this is something the Elf on the Shelf sets up for your kids.
Fill up your container with sugar. Hubby took the lead on this one while I sat back with the camera.
They taste tested the seeds to see if they were good to be eaten like that, like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, they were surprised that they tasted like mint. I couldn’t focus on their faces fast enough to get pictures of it.
Then take your seeds and start planting them.
They each took turns planting some seeds.
After they were planted we had to figure out were to put them for them to grow. They decided on the fridge. Where it is dark and cold, which is how they figured the North Pole is, where Santa, of course, is, and where Candy Canes must be.
Austin figured that because we were growing candy canes, the seeds must be magic, and she had no doubt that they would grow quickly.
Later that night, those seeds grew magically into seeds, overnight!
You can easily draw the growing of your seeds out. We had thought to as well, but I think Hubby got too excited! We had thought to bury the candy canes so that only the tops were visible, and little by little they’d grow.