Wheat Grass Ostara Basket

  For our March Waldorf Inspired Homeschool Day, we made wheat grass baskets.
First, I lit a beeswax candle the children made last month and read The Story of the Root Children by Sibylle Olfers.  I have loved this book for over 20 years, and it was delightful to see so many children enjoy it for the first time!

Then the work began. Each child lined the bottom of their basket with plastic, then a layer of dirt. Then we spread a good layer of wheat berries (the same wheat you grind to make flour, available in bulk at health food stores, or ask a friend who bakes…). We watered the seeds and covered it all with some plastic wrap to keep it moist.

Even the babies participated!

Voila! I am very excited for Spring!

Check back tomorrow for a few recipes for left over soaked wheat berries……..

And until then, check out Living Crafts Blog Grass Grow Along!

And a big THANK YOU to my friend and teacher Michelle for these photos!

What Spring/Easter/Equinox/Ostara activities are you doing?

Author: thewitchmama

Melanie Elizabeth Hexen is a midwife, regionally famous bellydancer, homeschooling mother and matriarch of the Many Hands House. She has been a witch for 25 years, and her belief system is currently based on the writings of Terry Pratchett and the teachings of Steven Posch. With her coven, the Prärie Hexen, she is creating the Hexen Tradition of Witchcraft.

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