Planting Seeds with the Kids to Celebrate Spring
March is the beginning of a new season. It is also Navroz for Ismail Muslims around the world. Every year on March 21, we celebrate a new year and the beginning of Spring. (For more info, click here.)
I like celebrating the start of our traditional New Year with Spring. It’s like a fresh start. We don’t make resolutions, but we do look toward to the rest of the year as an opportunity for a renewal, both spiritually and physically within ourselves and our homes.
Things like spring cleaning happens as well as the planting seeds, in particular, wheat. The reason we plant the wheat is for Barakat, which is prosperity. It’s supposed to bring plenty in your life.
I decided to start a tradition this year with my kids, planting seeds of wheat for Navroz and to celebrate Spring. This is a great activity to do with the kids during spring break and it gives you a chance to talk to the kids about the season of Spring.
Planting Seeds with the Kids
Supplies for planting seeds:
– small planters
– spade (or spoons)
Instructions for planting seeds:
5. Then place the plant near sunlight and spray with water each day to keep the soil moist. You should see sprouts beginning to pop through the soil in 5-7 days.
Planting seeds is a great way to celebrate spring and celebrate Navroz with your kids; to talk about new seasons and help your kids learn how to take care of something and see their fruits of labour at work when the plant begins to grow. What do you like to do to celebrate Spring?
Navroz Mubarak to all and Happy Spring!