For the letter S we explored a seed theme! Learning about seeds for kids can be a topic to explore at many ages. Toddlers can do a lot of sensory play and art activities with seeds. While seed activities for kindergarten and preschool can delve more into planting activities, science investigations and more. Much like our rock theme we took objects we find in our everyday lives and explored them in many new ways during our seed activities.
To help you start thinking of your seed theme here is a collection of some playful ways to teach young kids about seeds. These are some of the seed activities available around the web, and they are mainly focused on teaching kids ages 2-6 about seeds in a hands-on way.
The kids will love this list full of preschool activity ideas. These ideas great are perfect for preschool science or to make a cool science experiment at home.
Fun Ways to Learn About Seeds for Kids
Find all of our seed activities in our printable lesson plans
for home preschool and preschool classrooms.
Don’t miss our full seed theme resource guide. It’s full of even more seed activities for kids. Plant science is one of our favorite type of science activities to do. Start teaching them early on the steps to grow a plant.
Seed Art Projects
They’ll have fun with these science projects. Simple science at home is always fun.
Seed Pod Stamping (Mummy Musing and Mayhem)
Maple Seed Birds Nature Collage (Reading Confetti)
Art Inspired by The Tiny Seed (Love and Lollipops)
Seed Catalog Rainbow (Teacher @ Home)
Creating Pictures with Squish Painted Seeds (Reading Confetti)
Make Your Own Seed Pack (Kids Activities Blog)
Seeds of Change Poem and Craft (The Educators’ Spin On It)
Seed Mobile (Red Ted Art)
Simple Seed Mosaics (Teach Preschool)
Seed Sculptures (Filth Wizardry)
Acorn Fairy Tea Set (Curly Birds)
Preschool Seed Sensory Activities
Sensory play is great for curiousity and preschool learning.
Oh Beans! Sensory Table (Child Central Station)
Seeds on the Sticky Table (Teach Preschool)
Planting Seeds Math Sensory Play (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Spring Nature Table (The Golden Gleam)
Seed Theme Learning Activities
Any of these activities would be great for young kids. Most are just a quick experiment to easily do at home.
Measuring Seed Pods (The Golden Gleam)
Fine Motor & Sorting Seed Tray (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Planting a Seed Pattern (Froggy Friends Fun)
Counting Seeds Using a Grid (JDaniel 4’s Mom)
Spelling with Seeds -Try with kids’ names! (Kids Activities Blog)
Seed Science Investigations
Seed Sprout Predictions (Housing a Forest)
Which Foods Have Seeds Science Investigation (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Comparing Seeds at the Gardening Play Table (The Boy And Me)
Seed Matching (The Golden Gleam)
Saving Sunflower Seeds (The Educators’ Spin On It)
Are Seeds the Same? Science Investigation (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
What Do Seeds Need to Sprout (Feels Like Home)
Harvesting Seeds with Kids (Kitchen Counter Chronicles)
Dandelion Parachutes (Science Sparks)
Comparing Seeds vs. Transplants (The Educators’ Spin On It)
Comparing How Seeds Grow in Different Substances (Child Central Station)
See if Color will Affect Seed Germination (J Daniel 4’s Mom)
Ideas for Starting Seeds
I didn’t want to include a lot about gardening with kids in general, but I thought it might be helpful to share a few different ideas for starting seeds with kids. Some of them are quite unique!
Planting Seeds in Toilet Paper Tubes (Kitchen Counter Chronicles)
Starting Seeds Tray (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Starting Seeds in Eggshells (17 Apart)
Starting Seeds in a Clear Cup (Growing the Home Garden)
Planting Seeds in a Baseball Card Insert (I Can Teach My Child)
Ice Cream Cone Seed Starters (Rugged-Life)
Starting Seeds in a Zip-Top Bag (Teach Preschool)
How to Make Seed Balls-For the active little gardeners! (Heavy Petal)
Another resource I am enjoying as we are working on our S is for Seeds theme and our other spring activities is our copy of The Garden Classroom. This new book is a terrific resource for learning to create your own garden classroom no matter the size of your gardening space or your skill level. In addition to great tips about gardening with kids, there are literacy, math, science, craft, and play ideas.
The next post in this series will include some of my preschoolers’ favorite books about seeds. While you are waiting for that post, go ahead and start collecting some seeds! Check your food. Check outdoors. You’ll be amazed at how many seeds you can collect in a short time.
Do you have any other ideas or activities related to seeds? I would love for you to share them in the comments.
Get a full week of playful seed theme ideas!
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This pack includes editable lesson plans and hands-on activities for a week full of math, reading, & science learning activities about seeds and the foods we eat that come from seeds. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
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Find more ideas on my Letter S Pinterest Board.