Let the Heart Grow!

This activity involves growing seeds on a heart-shaped sponge.

Materials required:

  • marker
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
  • new sponge
  • scissors
  • water
  • grass seed
  • spritzer
  • plastic wrap
  • index card
  • pen


Use a marker to trace around a heart-shaped cookie cutter onto a new sponge. Cut out the shape. Rinse the sponge well and fit it inside the cutter. Sprinkle sponge with grass seed and spritz with water. Wrap the cutter in plastic wrap and write care directions on index card. Remove plastic wrap. When seed germinates spritz with water daily.

Therapeutic or educational value:

Cognitive: following directions, sequence of events, recognising attachments, reading and writing, remembrance.

Physical: fine motor skills (scissors, pen), smell and texture of green grass.

Emotional: thinking of who to give it to, feelings of love and friendship, anticipation.

Social: giving, conversation.

Spiritual/Creative: Thinking of who to give the gift to, creating something beautiful and symbolic.

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