Simple seed mosaics

Simple seed mosaics

Seeds are such a wonderful resource to explore in preschool. From art to math to science, the ideas are truly endless for play, exploration, and discovery…

To make a seed mosaic, each child was given a shallow lid saved from a margarine container. The children filled the lid with a big puddle of glue…

Once the children added a puddle of glue to the lid, they tilted the lids back and forth a bit to spread the glue so it covered the entire bottom of the lid…

Then the children added beans to the lids. We only used beans but one could certainly make this interesting by using a variety of different kinds of seeds…

And then the children painted over the tops of their beans as they wished. We used liquid washable tempera paint…

Some of the children preferred to also add paint to their glue. I left this part of the process open to what they thought would be interesting…

Once the children completed painting the beans, we set the mosaics aside to dry for about a week…

After the mosaics were dry, we peeled them out of the lids and added a hole and some yarn to hang them up!

Super simple!

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12 Comments

  • Stacy@Share&Remember Posted March 26, 2012 2:13 pm

    That’s a neat idea!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 26, 2012 3:09 pm

    Thank you Stacy:)

  • Roopa Posted March 26, 2012 3:32 pm

    Love the idea! We may have to try this soon..

  • crystal@growingajeweledrose Posted March 26, 2012 5:04 pm

    Ok, this one I love! We are having squash for dinner tonight, and now I have a prefect way to use the seeds.

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 26, 2012 6:50 pm

    Haha – two for the price of one!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 26, 2012 6:53 pm

    Super simple process – can be done anytime with almost any thing! Seeds are just what we happened to be exploring at the moment:)

  • corrie Posted March 26, 2012 7:57 pm

    You are the sort of teacher I wish I had in pre-k.

  • Esther Posted March 26, 2012 10:12 pm

    This is just wonderful! So simple and lot of possibilities!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your valuable input!

  • Cathy@pre-schoolplay Posted March 27, 2012 8:34 am

    Ooooh love this and perfect timing! We are starting seed planting next week and are already doing your ten seeds activity (book is on order!), but I will have to add this one too! Thankyou.

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 27, 2012 3:23 pm

    It is a terrific and easy activity! Some of my students want to do it again)

  • Kimira Posted March 27, 2012 9:10 pm

    Its a lovely activity and I am sure both my kids will love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 27, 2012 10:44 pm

    Thank you for stopping by Kimira!

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