Exploring seeds in preschool

Exploring seeds in preschool

This activity box is filled with a variety of dry beans and pasta for a little spring garden sensory play….

If you are wondering why there is pasta mixed into the mix – I can’t really say except that it provides a little more color and texture…

As with any sensory activity like this, we always add bowls and cups of various sizes for scooping and pouring…

The children have been exploring all kinds of plant activities such as planting their own seeds…

And exploring what will happen as the flowers grow…

If you missed our fun with tall flowers – be sure to check them out too!

Here are a few more seed ideas…

Seed Graphing from Counting Coconuts

Seed Sorting from Share and Remember

Seed Fingerpaint from Not Just Cute

Tiny Seed Sensory Tree from GummyLump

Paper Towel Roll Seed Planters from My Delicious Ambiguity

Books from Amazon


  • Alison Posted April 14, 2011 11:30 am

    Thank you for linking to me in your sidebar!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 14, 2011 1:39 pm

    You are welcome! That is such a cute book!

  • Andrea Posted April 14, 2011 7:01 pm

    I added beans to our sand table awhile ago, just for fun. The kids love digging for beans! Someone even drew some little smiley faces on a few of the beans – the kids get a big kick out of finding those.

    I just want to thank you for all the wonderful resources and ideas you post here. You have really challenged me to grow and be a better teacher this first year of mine!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 14, 2011 7:50 pm

    I am so excited that you are investing your time in researching new ideas! This will really help you grow and be the very best teacher. Sounds too me like you are well on your way.. I love the smiley faces on the beans – our kids would get a kick out of that!

  • Gianne Posted April 14, 2011 11:05 pm

    BTW, I responded to your comment at cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com

    Love the coloring of plastic eggs too! My goodness, you are a wealth of fun ideas!

  • Petra Posted April 15, 2011 10:13 am

    Hi Deborah!
    Your postcard has arrived. Thank you so much 🙂
    Have à great spring time
    Petra sterner

  • Miss Nirvana Posted April 15, 2011 11:06 am

    We adore seed activities. I think our favorite activity was looking at seeds under a hand help microscope. http://nirvanahomeschooling.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-tiny-seed-by-eric-carle.html We also watched a bean grow. http://nirvanahomeschooling.blogspot.com/2011/02/watch-our-bean-plant-grow-up-close.html

  • Stacy @ {share&remember.blogspot.com} Posted April 15, 2011 3:06 pm

    Fun seed ideas! I will be needing some of these for next month. Thanks for sharing my seed sorting sheet too!

  • Amanda Morgan Posted April 15, 2011 3:15 pm

    What wonderful activities! Thank you for including me!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 15, 2011 10:44 pm

    Your blog always inspires me Amanda – thanks for all you do!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 15, 2011 10:44 pm

    You are welcome Stacy:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 15, 2011 10:44 pm

    I am so glad you shared these ideas too!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 15, 2011 10:45 pm

    You are welcome Petra! I need to blog about that soon!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 15, 2011 10:46 pm

    Thank you Gianne – I will swing back over there to read your reply:)

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