Garden Lesson Ideas: SEEDS
“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; in terms of 10 years, plant trees; in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” Confucius
I am always utterly amazed at the life cycle of a seed. This year I have set up a seed sanctuary. In preparing to jump into the world of seeds, I visited a Master Gardener friend who taught me a few tricks about planting seeds. For starters, I learned to use sterile soil to avoid dampening. (more on that later)
Introducing children to the life cycle of a seed offers an abundance of teaching and learning opportunities. The process of a seed breaking through the seed coat, taking root and growing invites wonder, curiosity and an opportunity to explore.
SEED ACTIVITIES: There are many seed activities to do with children.
SEED BOOKS: Add some favorite books to your lesson on Seeds
- The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
- A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts
- Seeds by Ken Robinson
- Flip, float, Fly! Seeds on the Move by JoAnn Early Macken
- From Seeds to Plant by Gail Gibbons
- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
SEED RESOURCES: Add a little technology to your lesson with time lapse video of a seed life cycle. Time Lapse Video
I want to hear from you! Explore the wonder of seeds with your children and share your seed explorations in the comments below.