SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS! stART

Every Thursday A Mommy’s Adventures does a really fun blog carnival every Thursday – read your child a story then accompany it with art!
* We did this stART last week, I completely forgot to link it up to A Mommy’s Adventures!* Part 2 of this stART will be posted next week!

For the next few weeks we are learning about plants & seeds in our homeschool studies. (Stay tunned for the next few weeks to see our plant experiments and square foot garden updates!) 

Buddy Bear’s grandfather sends him five colorful bags, each with different contents and activities. The first holds glue, markers, paper, and a small sack of seeds for Buddy to sort and glue onto paper, making a seed collection. The second includes six cards showing a germinating seed. As Buddy puts them in order, Mama explains the growth process, using simple terms as well as a few longer ones, such as embryonic. The other bags contain a bird feeder, a frame to decorate with seeds, and a planter complete with dirt, seeds, and decorations. Most of the well-composed illustrations are cut-paper collages, but a page with photographs (“Buddy’s Seed Collection”) appears at intervals, each time displaying a larger collection of actual seeds such as corn, radish, pumpkin, apple, pear, sunflower, and strawberry.

We have been collected seeds from fruits & vegetables we have eaten this week & and made a collage. 1st JJ used our thrifty stencils to trace squares onto construction paper, then we glued the seeds in the squares abnd wrote which seeds they were! .

We will be continuing to collect seeds next week for the rest of our collage! This is part 1 of 2 of this stART! 1/2 of this will be done this week & the other 1/2 done for next week’s stART, using the a different seed book.

PART 1

Check back next Thursday for Part 2 of the 2nd 1/2 half of this StART!


Comments

  1. Cute idea!

  2. What a great idea. I did a sorting activity with my kids once using lots of different “big” seeds all mixed together, that was a HUGE hit. I should pull that out and see if it’s still popular.

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  4. Very nice activity – science, art, and writing practice!

  5. Wow! Your little ones really are going to grow up clever! I only really learnt what all the seeds looked like when I started my fist vegetable garden about 4 years ago! Brilliant activity!!

    Maggy
    PS would, ahem, LOVE for you to pop over to Kids Get Crafty and hook up too! http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/08/kids-get-crafty-eric-carle-homemade-puzzles/

  6. Great idea for sorting and classifying.

  7. This a great way to use seeds. It sounds like a great book.

  8. What a great project, I think we will have to copy this during the week 🙂

    Thank you for linking up to stART!!

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