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I love activities that are fun yet educational. And these 50+ crafts and activities about plants and seeds are just that.
Both fun (for kids and adults) and educational!
Seeds and plants are a perfect theme for activities all year round (even if you can’t get outside)!
Enjoy learning about germination, condensation, and more through experiments, activities, and crafts.
Full STEAM ahead!
Seed Science Activities and Experiments
Little scientists are full of questions!
- Are all seeds the same?
- What are the parts of a seed?
- How does a seed grow?
- What likes to eat seeds?
- And how do you make a seed dance?
Answer all of these questions (and more) with the following fun seed science activities.
You can read about seeds and plants in these 14 children’s books about seeds, plants, and gardening.
Grow your little one’s knowledge with these seed science activities!
9 Simple Seed Science Activities
- Sort and compare seeds from How Wee Learn. How are the seeds different? Mixing the seeds in a container filled with rice adds a fun challenge!
- Experiment with dancing apple seeds like Coffee Cups and Crayons. Who knew you could make a seed dance with soda? Or is it pop?
- Dissect a bean seed like Buggy and Buddy and learn about the different parts of a seed. Do you know what the cotyledon is? It’s more than a fun word!
- Create a heart bird feeder. What birds like the seeds the best? How do they eat the seeds? Try a bird book, binoculars (optional), and some observations to extend this activity.
- Grow seeds in a jar from Little Bins for Little Hands. A clear jar gives little scientists a clear view of seed growth in this planting activity. What are the different parts of the plant? And which direction do they grow?
- Watch grass in a CD case grow from Paper Blog. Thankfully, you won’t have to mow this grass! But, how long will it take before it outgrows the CD case?
- Try sprouting seeds like Housing a Forest. What is germination? Do all seeds grow the same? And do they need soil to continue to grow?
- Investigate with a seed temperature experiment from Gift of Curiosity. Are colder or warmer temperatures better for seeds? This seed activity won’t disappoint.
- Make your own cup greenhouse like Mama Papa Bubba. What is condensation? And will you have to water more or less if you leave the lid on?
Seed Art Activities for Kids
Little artists’ creativity will blossom with these seed crafts and art projects.
Seeds can be used for so much more than just plants and activities!
Go ahead and get inspired!
There are so many fun options to try!
15 Seed Inspired Art Activities
- Construct a sprout house shown on The STEM Laboratory. Perfect for little builders!
- Decorate an egg for an egg head planter as seen on Playdough to Plato. I love the variety of seeds that can be planted in these egg heads!
- Grow some leprechaun hair. It won’t be long before the leprechaun will need a hair cut.
- Try sorting seeds as seen on Pink Stripey Socks. Make paper fruits and vegetables. Then, glue the seeds on the correct plants.
- Make a watermelon seed craft found on Happy Hooligans. Try using actual watermelon seeds!
- Design a pumpkin seed craft on A Little Pinch of Perfect. I love how this craft displays the insides of a pumpkin. So creative! Pair with 1 of 22 children’s books about pumpkins.
- Create apple seed art on Things to Share and Remember. Build on this plant activity with 21 children’s books about apples.
- Use dyed seed art from Fun A Day to embellish a tree. There are even directions on how to dye pumpkin seeds beautiful colors!
- Draw with maple seed art found on Craftulate. Maple tree seeds are like helicopters, twirling around outside. But glue them to a piece of paper, and they can also be birds, butterflies, snails, and so much more!
- Fill a handmade sunflower with seeds as seen on She Knows. Count the petals and the number of seeds for some math practice!
- Fill a sunflower seed Styrofoam flower with seeds in this plant activity. A Styrofoam ball serves as the center of the flower, and pipe cleaners are used as the petals.
- Practice letters with this S is for Seeds craft shown on Fantastic Fun and Learning. I love the variety of seeds that can be stuck on to the letter S. Super!
- Go beyond creating one letter with a seed name as seen on Life Over C’s. Small bird seeds work great for this craft.
- Design a seed medallion shown on Gift of Curiosity. These can be as simple or complicated as desired!
- Decorate a seed mosaic as shown on First Palette. These mosaics are completed with a variety of seeds, but dyed seeds may also be used.
Plant Science Activities
Why do leaves change colors?
Do leaves sweat?
Little scientists will enjoy answering these questions (and more) with the following simple plant science activities.
12 Fun and Unique Plant Science Activities
- Try this why leaves change color experiment from Playdough to Plato. Two separate experiments to try. For additional explanation, check out this leaf lab from STEAM Powered Family.
- Do this leaves change colors experiment by 123Homeschool4Me for more hands-on plant activity fun. What happens when you experiment with leaves from different types of trees?
- Observe a colorful cabbage experiment from Growing a Jeweled Rose. It’s beautiful!
- Learn with this how water travels through leaves experiment found on Buggy and Buddy. This one requires a little patience since it takes a few days, but it is super simple!
- Check out this how do leaves breathe experiment on Edventure with Kids. A great way to show kids that trees are living things!
- Explore with a leaf transpiration experiment on Teach Beside Me. It’s almost like watching a leaf sweat!
- Try sprouting potatoes in a jar like Pre-K Pages. This is a great way to see the roots and plants of a potato!
- Experiment with a potato maze from 123Homeschool4Me. It’s amazing to see how the plant adjusts to reach light!
- Use a celery stalk for this celery growing experiment on Gardening Know How. This isn’t something I’ve ever seen before but would be interesting to try.
- Save the stumps of lettuce for this regrow lettuce experiment on Little Bins for Little Hands. How much lettuce can you regrow?
- Grow a carrot top from Laughing Kids Learn. I love the idea of recording daily observations. How tall is it? How much taller is it today?
- Learn why pine cones open and close with this pine cone experiment on Parenting Chaos. Before completing this activity, have fun scavenging for pine cones!
Plant Art & Craft Activities
You can read about flowers in these 14 children’s books about flowers.
15 Creative Arts Plant Themed Activities
- Create a chlorophyll painting as seen on Around the Campfire. Is it science, or is it art?
- Learn about plant parts with this plant label craft shown on Teach Junkie. Labels include the seeds, flower, leaf, stem, and roots.
Flower Themed Arts and Crafts
- Decorate a painted flower as seen on Natural Beach Living. Painting with q-tips is a fun technique! This reminds me of Georges Seurat’s paintings.
- Label a handprint flower found on Primary Playground. This really is a hands-on project. The petals, leaves, and roots are all made from hands!
- Transform boring coffee filters into beautiful coffee filter flowers as shown on Hands On As We Grow. This is a great way to practice primary and secondary colors. Red and yellow makes orange; blue and yellow makes green; red and blue makes purple.
- Combine spin art and starch for these starched coffee filter flowers seen on Hands On As We Grow. The starch gives them a 3D shape.
- Paint a stamped flower found on Hands On As We Grow. The petals are stamped with the bottom of a bottle, and the stems are made by blowing across green food coloring. So much fun!
- Grab some magazines for this colorful spring flower art collage as seen on Hands On As We Grow. This is a great way to practice color matching and cutting.
- Explore colors with color matching flowers shown on Hands On As We Grow. Buttons make cute centers for these flowers!
Tree Themed Art Activities
- Shred paper for a spring tree as seen on Hands On As We Grow. These remind me of cherry blossoms. So gorgeous!
- Decorate a torn paper apple tree found on Hands On As We Grow. Glitter is optional.
- Add colors to a torn paper fall tree shown on Hands On As We Grow. I love the reds, oranges, and yellows!
- Create four seasons trees as seen on Red Ted Art. This craft complements these interactive books and activities about seasons.
- Enjoy making cereal trees found on Hands On As We Grow. A painted hand and arm make a wonderful tree trunk with branches!
- Gather your buttons for this easy fall button tree seen on Hands On As We Grow. This might keep kids entertained long enough to make dinner! (Just remember, buttons can be a choking hazard for little ones, though.)