National Day Calendar Classroom - April 2020 - Garden

National Day Calendar Classroom - April 2020 - Garden


With things turning green and flowers beginning to bloom, the Classroom longs to get into the garden! And National Gardening Day is the perfect excuse for this week’s simple project, and it’s one that just about anyone can participate in. Save those eggshells from breakfast. While this project won’t work using hardboiled eggs from Easter egg dying, it will come in handy for all those baking at home.


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In the Classroom, we’re going to get our hands dirty, making fun little eggheads. These characters will be fun to watch as their “hair” grows out. When it gets long, students can trim the hair, too!


  • Uncooked eggs
  • Markers or paints
  • Garden soil
  • Grass seed or chia seed
  • Water

Classroom Eggs

Carefully crack the top of the egg and empty it. Use the egg to make breakfast or some baked goods! Wash the eggshells thoroughly with soapy water and let dry. Once dry, very gently decorate the eggshells with markers or paints. You can use an egg carton to hold them upright.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of garden soil to each egg. Sprinkle seeds on top of the soil and then add a little more soil on top. Pat gently then water. Place the eggs in a sunny window. Keep soil moist, but do not overwater. Watch your egg’s hair grow!

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