Elsie has wanted her training wheels off for a while. I kept putting her off because she is a bit of a scaredy cat and I thought we would have to put them right back on. But no, she proved me wrong and was riding on her own within a day of practice. Ivy has almost got it down and Ezra can even ride a little bit on his own. Now it's an obsession and since there is only one bike small enough to practice on, there is also lots of taking turns.
Notice the stink corner (his shred of a blanket) going for a ride around his neck.
I'm pretty sure that is Elsie's handwriting. (do not wake ivy)
This is one of the easiest things you can do with your kids. We placed a folded paper towel in a fold top plastic sandwich bag. Evenly staple four staples about an inch from the bottom making sure to staple through the bag and paper towel. Pick 4 different beans, grains or whatever you want to sprout, then set on top of the staples and pour a little bit of water on top of the paper towel. (It's okay if it pools a little bit on the bottom of the bag.) Then watch those magical bean stocks grow over the next few days and make sure your paper towel is always moist.
You want to make sure to tape these to a window to get sunlight. It was fun even for me to see these different things grow. I had really old beans and newer stuff and it was neat to see what would pop out first. My triticale grains grew first into lovely blades of grass. Ivy's is on the bottom left and you can see her adzuki bean really took off. It reached all the way to Lilly's bag above hers! Some went moldy eventually but most of them grew. I had these old kidney beans that took FOREVER to sprout, like a month after I had given up hope and thought they were a dead bean. I threw everyone's bags out recently except Lilly's because she has this amazing sturdy kidney bean growing like crazy! It took forever but it was still a live bean! We want to find a place to plant it. I keep telling the kids if it gets big enough then we will climb it to the giant. :)