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12 Unique & Creative Activities with Seeds for Kids

Is anyone else obsessed with seeds? I am fascinated by the variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.  As soon as spring rolls around in my neck of the woods, the seeds come out for planting and for seed activities. 

You might be wondering what you can do with seeds with your kids. So, I thought you might appreciate a ready-to-go list of activities with seeds to do with your kids this spring, or really any time of the year.

Seed Activities with Kids

Germination Activity – Seed in a Jar

Teaching Mama outlines a classic, not to be missed activity. Easy to put together and great for observation!

Make a Seed Collage

Fun hands-on art activity for spring. Use those seed catalogs and work on those fine motor skills as kids cut out seeds and make their own beautiful creations.

Measuring Out a Seed

Every Star Is Different’s activity is creative and packs a punch with true garden learning.

Fine Motor Work with Sunflower Seeds

This sunflower activity is one of my all-time favorites and is probably the most perfect fine motor activity for kids. We actually grew this sunflower and waited for it to die to do all sorts of fun activities with it. So, it is a bit trickier to pull together but so worth it. Kids LOVE this activity with seeds.

Introduce Parts of the Seed

This life sciences post comes packed with ideas for an entire mini unit!

Exploring Chia Seeds

Powerful Mothering embraces one of my all-time favorite sensory materials: the chia seed. Seriously, have you guys felt this stuff? Beautiful and inviting to kids. The sound is gentle and the feeling is irresistible to most!

Seed Matching Activity

Kids will love to match seed vocabulary with the image and the real seed! Perfect for the age and developmental range of children!

Are All Seeds the Same

Fantastic Fun and Learning offers a wonderful invitation to learn and explore. Kids love using magnifying glasses and love the fact that a seed can look and feel so different from another seed. Not to mention that seed begins so tiny and grows into food for us to eat.

Foods with Seeds Science Learning

Fantastic Fun and Learning delivers loads of fun with this activity. Kids get to explore the HUGE seed of an avocado and the tiny seed of strawberry and peppers, for example. Lots of why questions happen with this activity so be prepared!

Make a Flower Seed Pack

Mosswood Connections’ activity is perfect for Mother’s Day! Plus kids truly make the connection of seed to soil to plant because they can plant the seeds with a family member!

Maple Seed Art

Crafulate leaves loads of space for creativity and imagination for all ranges of children. Maple seeds are versatile and allow kids to be unique.

Egg Shell Seed Growing

Little Bins for Little Hands will rock kids’ gardening world. Planting a seed in an eggshell not only teaches botany but also provides a lesson on the environment.

A simple seed transfer activity with tongs, tweezers, hands, a spoon, or even pour is an ideal practical life shelf work. 

Children’s Books about Seeds

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Marnie Craycroft

Marnie hails from Maine where she spent summers buried in sand and winters buried in snow. She is the daughter of a nearly four decade veteran of the public school systems. Teaching has always been a part of her life. She founded Carrots Are Orange in 2010.

Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori learning and living website for parents and teachers.

Marnie graduated from Wesleyan University in 1999 with a BA in Economics. She spent nearly a decade working in investment management. In 2006, she earned her MA in business from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999 and currently lives in Boulder with her husband and three sons. She is Montessori trained. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, Huffington Post, and WhattoExpect.com. Besides writing, passions include running (usually after her three sons), photography, and outdoor adventures.

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