Kids will love learning about seeds and plants in this fun, hands on unit for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade kids. Lots of science experiments and crafts for kids.
Seeds and Plants Unit
We spent a week exploring seeds & plants. This is a fun topic for my kids because they are always anxious to plant our garden & starting picking produce! By the time we finished this lesson we were about ready to pick our first radish! [see more hands on science for kids]
3D Paper Flower Craft for Kids
We made our own flowers to decorate the inside of our house. I thought this was so much fun, simple to make, and came out super cute! My kids LOVE them! You may also like these flower crafts for kids:
- Painted Flower Craft (truly beautiful)
- Unique Mothers Day Flower Handart
- Simple Sunflower Crafts
- Spring Chromatography Flower Craft
- Spin Art Flower Craft
Science – Coloring Carnations
I explained how plants “drink” water like we do from a straw. The stem is their straw from which they get all their water. We did the classic experiment of placing white carnations in colored water. I asked the kids to make a hypothesis of what would happen. After about 2 hours there was a hint of some green & blue on the carnations. 2 days later the blue & green carnations were fairly well colored. The orange watered carnation had traces of orange around the edge of the petals. The yellow and the pink watered carnations had not changed at all. The black carnation turned it green.
Since this attempt, we’ve perfected coloring flowers and have created some truly beautiful two color dyed flowers.
We also germinated our own seed. This was a great way to observe what happens under the soil when we plant a seed. We moistened a paper towel and rung it out slightly. We placed the wet paper towel and 3 pea seeds inside a small Ziploc bag. The kids taped them to a sunny window and we waited & observed.
We acted out dormant seeds in sleeping bag popping out. Sorry, I couldn’t see to get a picture that capture it well.
Seed Mosaic Craft
We made Seed Mosaics. My kids were surprised to learn that dried beans (like we use for soup) are actually seeds
Learning about the Parts of a Flower
We learned what the different parts of a plant are by making this plant & labeling it. Goofy also enjoyed making this Bean Sprouting Book (enchanted learning). You may also like this Lift-the-Flap Flower Life Cycle or Parts of a Flower Flip Book
We practice alphabet, math, and literacy skills with this fun Garden Printable Pack! Here are some other free worksheets for kids for some all-around-learning with a spring / flower theme: