The Tiny Seed Activities {VBC Summer Camp}

Seeds can be such a fun hands on experience for kids.  Here are a few ways we've been able to make them both playful and education with children. Including a few of our favorite gardening books  

Welcome Virtual Book Club Summer Campers!  Here's a free printable created just for our Summer Camp! This week's theme is Gardening 

{Disclosure: Affiliate links included in book titles} 

learning with seeds
Sorting Seeds and Learning Numbers Packet  
{Print now you'll need it for these activities!}  

Our book is The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.  Here’s a short video if you have not read it yet with your child.  

You can listen to The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle here on youtube

Let’s explore seeds!  For this activity you need a variety of seeds.  Any type will work!

learning with seeds

We are going to sort them into group and discuss their similarities and differences  For this activity to work best use 3 different types of seeds.  Some of my favorite are Sunflower Seeds, Bean Seeds, Corn, Peas, Radish, Lettuce and Carrot Seeds.  They have so many differences with them it’s fun to explore. 

Print about our Sorting Mat and encourage them to divide up the seeds into categories. Discuss size, texture, color with your child.

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Then have your child select one type and you can practice counting seeds.  Print out the Number Chart.  You can use this activity again and again or you can glue the seeds onto the paper.

If you don't have seeds we're also provided printable seeds to use in the packet.  

Now it's time for a little number sequencing fun!  Using the printable seeds you can have your child write the number on the seeds or you can write them together.  Then have them place the seeds in number order.  

learning with seeds

Additional Seed Activities 

Books About Seeds
Jack and the Beanstalk by Barefoot Books 
Jack and the Beanstalk Lesson Plan 

Virtual Book Club Summer Camp Projects for Garden Week

 Toddler Approved Planting a Rainbow Snack 

Rainy Day Mum Veggie Prints too 

You are welcome to share photos and links in the comments or on our VBC Facebook page or The Educators' Spin On It Facebook Page.

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Jenny G. said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia said...

Pinning this!

Tabitha said...

Printed, laminated and now its time to go have fun with the little guy! Thanks for sharing this and hosting the VBC summer camp. It has been so fun so far. I'm expecting my second baby at the end of August and I'm finding doing these activities and having a list of activities to come back to do will will be very helpful once my little one arrives! Thanks again!!

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a great way to work on learning concepts. My son loves to work iwth seeds. I have shared this post on Facebook.

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