Garden Lessons: Sorting Seeds (Pre-K & Kindergarten)
Grades: Pre-K & Kindergarten
Lesson Objective(s): Different Seeds grow different types of plants
Ohio Curriculum Standard: Objects can be sorted and categorized.
wooden paint-stir stick to write name of class & date for soil bed
markers (to write name on paper)
Seed Worksheet (1 per student)
reads “________’s SEEDS” At top
3 circles below with examples of what plant look like inside each circle: labeled underneath: Sunflower, Beet, Bean
an example of completed seed worksheet
A beet, a pea, and an ear of corn example
Several blankets (to lay on ground if working outside- 4-5 blankets)
thin-neck glue bottles
bowls/cups with seeds inside (4-5 bowls/cups for each group)
Introduction (5 mins)
Welcome everyone to garden: introduce self & grown ups
Read “ It starts with a seed” book
Activity (20 mins)
Today we’re going to be looking at different kinds of seeds- and even get to plant some seeds!
Show kids example of different types of seeds:
do these seeds look the same, or different?
is this seed bigger, or smaller, than this seed?
show example of how you can sort the seeds on the paper into beet, pea, and corn seeds
Add 5 to each circle
Leave artwork somewhere it will dry for a few moments
go inside greenhouse to plant pea seeds
demo one- once done planting seed, grab a watering can with a buddy, and water garden
if inside classroom: plant in seeding tray for class
Wrap up (5 mins)
Make a prediction: What do we think will happen to our snap pea seeds?
Everybody wash hands/hand sanitize
Snap pea snack:
have kids open up snap peas- what does it look like is inside?