Monday, March 29, 2010

Activity: Making Seed Packets

Teaching students what plants need to grow is an important lesson that can accompany any school gardening project.

  • Paper
  • Markers, crayons, etc.
  • Seeds
  • Glue or staples
  • Research materials, if applicable
  • To make the seed packet, have each student take a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper and fold it in half.  Glue the edges of the paper together expect for one edge at the top.  The unglued edge will be where you add your seeds.
  • Instruct students to decorate their seed packets by drawing a picture of their fruit/vegetable and writing the name of the fruit/vegetable on one side.  Students can either invent their own fruit or vegetable or research real fruits and vegetables.
  • On the other side of the packet, students should write the planting and growing instructions for their plant.  For example:
    • What does the plant need to grow? 
    • How/where should it be planted?
    • What will it look like once it grows?
    • How long will it take to grow?
  • Once students are done decorating their seed packets, add seeds and seal it by gluing the remaining edge.

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