Today’s preschool lesson plan for Playful Preschool is Nuts and Seeds. If you are new to my blog, Playful Preschool is a group of preschool bloggers coming together to provide hands-on ideas for lesson plans one week at a time. Let’s walk.
What You Need
1) 2 different types of seeds (we chose burma beans and the pumpkin seeds from J’s pumpkin)
2) A clear container to place the seeds in so that you can observe them
3) Soaked toilet paper or paper towel
Directions For This Preschool Lesson Plan
First gather all the items needed for your experiment.
Place the seeds in the container separate from each other. Do not mix the beans with the pumpkins or seed A with seed B.
Soak the toilet paper or paper towel and place behind the seeds against the container. You are aiming to keep the seeds in one spot but to also allow the seeds to be visible on the side of the container while it grows.
Add additional water if needed
Place in a sunny spot and observe.
Things To Discuss While You Wait
First explain to your preschooler what seeds need to grow. Then ask them what they need to grow.
Let them know that when a seed turns into a plant it is called germination.
Read books about seeds and plants growing. Here are a few that you can use: (please note affiliate links are used)
Are there any changes? Talk about them. Discuss other plants and foods that come from seeds. See how many your preschooler can come up with.
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Exploring Chia Seeds by Powerful Mothering
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3 Fun Activities with Seeds for Preschoolers by Life Over C’s
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