Decorate a plant container with a cute Hedgehog!
Use a Hedgehog to enliven a holder for grass or sprouts. Hedgehogs live in grasslands and are the perfect accompaniment for growing plants.
Highlight a Hedgehog study by creating a habitat with grass seeds growing in a laminated cube. Discuss hydroponics by growing seeds in a dirt less environment.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper or cardstock (laminated), Cotton balls, pads or quilt batting, Crayons, markers or pens, Eye dropper, Grass or sprout seeds, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Laminate construction paper or cardstock for the Cube 3-D shape before die-cutting. (The completed container will get wet.)
- Die-cut the Cube 3-D shape from the laminated paper.
- Fold on all the perforations, and place adhesive on the outside side tab.
- Fold the Cube 3-D in half, aligning the tab and the side of the shape. Press firmly.
- Fold in the side flaps and the bottom.
- Trim the top flaps off to make a container.
- Place wet cotton balls, cotton pads or quilt batting (cut to fit the container) inside the container.
- Sprinkle seeds on the wet material.
- Use an eye dropper to keep the seeds and material in the container wet, and watch the grasslands grow (Main Photo)!
- Die-cut the Hedgehog #2 shape from various colors of construction paper and assemble, or have students decorate the Hedgehog with crayons, markers or pens.
- Attach the Hedgehog to the front of the container for its very own grassy habitat (Main Photo).
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
- Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas.
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of the activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of
- Life cycles of organisms.
- Organisms and environments.