Exploring Seeds with Preschoolers

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Last week, we looked at one seed, a bean seed.  This week, we examined and studied several different seeds.

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In the above picture are the materials that I gathered for this week’s class.  I had small magnifying glasses for each child, a large magnifying glass, several different seeds of different shapes and sizes, and some tasty seeds for a snack.

 

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After leafing through some of the books that I had on hand, we started to look at the seeds. Each child had a sheet of paper with pictures of the plant grown from each seed (broccoli, zucchini, green pepper, carrot, sunflower, and tomato seeds) and a circle to glue each one.  You can find the worksheet here.  We started with the tomato seeds and worked our way down to the broccoli seed.  With each seed, we talked about the shape, size, and color.  We held them and tapped them on the table.

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I set up the larger magnifying glass with the sunflower seeds and the children took turns looking at them.  They were perfect because they were large and all different colors.

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When we were finished using our ears, eyes, hands, and noses to explore the seeds, we decided it was time to use our taste buds!  The children really enjoyed the seed mix that I found at Target.  It was really tasty!  (The chocolate chips helped!)

This seed unit has been really fun and educational!

Enjoy!

~ Miss Jenny

 

 

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