My Seed Journal
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. – Henry David Thoreau
The best way to learn about seeds is to plant them, care for them, and then watch the magic unfold! Whether you plant your seed in a jar (filled with cotton balls), a small pot filled with soil, or in an outside garden, children will enjoy watering their seed and making predictions about what it might look like as it grows. Use our seed journal pages and put together a book to track the seed’s growth. We suggest observing your seed for about 12-16 days. Each day, your child can draw a picture, record observations, and measure the height of her plant. Keep our Parts of a Bean Seed printables nearby, along with a magnifying glass and a measuring tape, so that your child can label the parts of the seed and the plant as it grows. Don’t forget to try this out with different types of seeds! Which seeds germinate the fastest? Which seeds germinate the slowest?
- Seeds (Sunflower, Lima Beans, Peas, Corn)
- Jars (filled with damp paper towels) or Small Pots (filled with soil)
- Spray Bottle for Water
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- Your Favorite Art Materials
- Optional: Magnifying Glass
Books to Inspire
- How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan
- Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play and Enjoy Your Garden by Renata Brown
- The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Join us over at Teachers’ Lounge and enjoy or complete Seed Unit!