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Seeds and Plants Unit

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 for kids with science experiments, crafts for kids, and more (homeschool, prek, spring) Perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade.

 

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

paper flower craft for preschoolers

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:

Science – Coloring Carnations

carnation science experiment for kids

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.

 

Germinating Seedsgrowing seeds in a bag

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

seed craft for kids

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 Flowerparts of a flower craft for kids

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

 

Garden Worksheetsimage

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:

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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