Monday, June 11, 2012

Seed Art

Today we learned about plants and seeds.
A little late, but better late than never!

So I'm really lucky because my mother-in-law gave me tons of seeds that she used in teaching.
We sorted seeds,
and Miss Sweetie made the cheesiest smile in the world.

I picked out the seeds that they would be familiar with,
{pumpkin, peas, and corn}

Then we did some seed art,
she chose the design,
and I helped her squeeze the bottle.

I don't know if you can tell from this picture,
but this was really great for her fine motor skills.
She really had to concentrate to put them in the right places.
So doing activities like this is like cross training children's writing skills.  Is great to do so young, so that when children are required to write a lot, they are not frustrated by their lack of the small muscles in their hand.

We had baby H. make one as well,
and he experimented with the tweezers,
if it's a tool, he wants to use it.

This was one of the best things my mother in law gave me,
When she student taught she made these sticks with the seed glued to it, and the seed pack.

This is M. studying the seeds and the sticks,
then we mixed them up, and she had a fun time matching them.


  1. I love your seed pictures. I made seed books with my preschool class and they loved looking at them -- for weeks they would interact with them at the Science Center.
    I got the idea from Prekinders

    My son has started to save seeds. It's great to compare little bitty carrot seeds to an avocado seed (pit) and contrast them.

    I love reading your blog!

  2. Great ideas! I like the sorting and then making some art with them. Very fun!

  3. I get so much inspiration from your blog! I loved this idea and I will try it!


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