Seeds can be such a fun hands on experience for kids. Here are a few fun ways with printable seed activities inspired by The Tiny Seed that make seeds both playful and educational with children.
Including a few of our favorite gardening books.
This week’s theme is Gardening. Children are naturally attracted to seeds. Grab a few seed packets and have hours of fun learning and discovering with your child as they learn to plant and grow their own vegetables and flowers.
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Printable Seed Activities Unit for Kids
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Our book is The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Here’s a short video if you have not read it yet with your child.
Let’s explore seeds! For this activity you need a variety of seeds.
Any type will work!
We are going to sort them into group and discuss their similarities and differences.
For this activity to work best use 3 different types of seeds.
Some of my favorites are Sunflower Seeds, Bean Seeds, Corn, Peas, Radish, Lettuce and Carrot Seeds.
They have so many differences with them it’s fun to explore.
Print about our Seed Sorting Mat and encourage them to divide up the seeds into categories. Discuss size, texture, color with your child.
Then have your child select one type and you can practice counting seeds. Print out the Seed Number Chart. You can use this activity again and again or you can glue the seeds onto the paper.
If you don’t have seeds we’re also provided printable seeds to use in the packet.
Now it’s time for a little number sequencing fun!
Using the printable seeds you can have your child write the number on the seeds or you can write them together. Then have them place the seeds in number order.
Tiny Seed Activities for Kids
- Saving Seeds Video
- Seed Poem Seed Paper to Support Seed of Change Project
- Tips for Exploring Seeds from Teach Preschool
- Retell The Tiny Seed by Rainbows Within Reach
- Plant your Own Tiny Seed and write a story about it!
- 35 Seed Activities from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Books About Seeds
Gardening Activities for Kids
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