Well hello again, everybody! I've been thinking a lot about purple pickles, and that got me to thinking about blue celery! How do you get blue celery (besides from the blue celery stand by the chicken bus stop)? You could paint it, I guess. But I was wondering if we could get the celery to make itself blue! How? Like this:

What you'll need:

  • Clear glass of water
  • Blue food coloring
  • Stalk of celery (with the leaves still on top)

What to do:

Step 1: Fill up your glass of water and place the stalk of celery inside. (Try to leave as much of the stalk as possible sticking out of the water, without the glass falling over.)

Step 2: Add a few drops of blue food coloring. (Be careful, this could get messy, and maybe even unwashable!)

Step 3: Put your glass-of-blue-water-with-a-stalk-of-celery-in-it somewhere safe where it won't spill, and leave it over night.

Step 4: In the morning, take the celery out of the water and have a look.

What Happened?

If your celery behaved the way it's supposed to, then you should see blue line running up along the celery stalk. This is because the celery "drank" the water. Like all living things, celery needs water to live. If you look closely at the bottom of the celery stalk, you might see a bunch of little blue dots. Those dots are the ends of tubes which run through the celery stalk and allow it to suck up the water it needs.

Things to think about:

The Torah is often compared to water. Just like living things need water to survive, Jewish people need the Torah. And just like the celery needs to suck up the water and spread it all along its stalk, when we learn Torah we try to spread it into every part of our lives. What are some ways you can help to spread the Jewish things you learn into different parts of your life?