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Levittown Tribune - Schools

A Mother’s Day Chia Pet

Most adults remember the popular Chia Pets with their growing grass hair advertised on television in the 1980s. For Mother’s Day, students in Valerie Kovel’s class at East Broadway Elementary School decided to make a simplified version of this creation with grass planters decorated with a face on the front of a cup. 


The students have been studying the life cycle of plants and the elements that make plants grow. The Mother’s Day project allowed the students to plant seeds, water them and watch them grow.


In addition to the Chia Pet planters, the class also made acrostic poems to describe what the word “mother” means to them. These individual poems were decorated and accompanied by a tissue paper flower, a project that allowed the students to work on their fine motor skills.