Spring Science - 3 Fun Seed Trays

What better way is there to celebrate Earth Day than actually getting your hands on soil and seeds? Whether you're looking for some fun hands-on activities for next Monday or are in need of a few extras for your spring gardening unit, check out these great activity tray ideas that offer your students an opportunity to explore seeds!

Spring Gardening Unit and Earth Day Preschool Lesson Plan
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Seed Sorting. Provided with a bowl of seeds, small flower pots, and transferring tools like tweezers, scoops, etc. - invite your kiddos to sort the seeds by kind into the pots. Great for fine motor building and seed exploration, you can find all of the details at Fantastic Fun & Learning!

Spring Gardening Unit and Earth Day Preschool Lesson Plan
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Planting Seeds. Have your kiddos try their hand at planting their own seeds! Armed with cotton balls, radish seeds, water, and a plastic Ziploc bag, have your preschoolers practice planting. Shaunna over at Fantastic Fun & Learning shares how she and her kiddos arranged their newly planted seeds in a sunny place and were able to see sprouts within 24 hours! Be sure to check out their full post - including planting directions - for the details.

Spring Gardening Unit and Earth Day Preschool Lesson Plan
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Seed Matching. Provide your kiddos with a bowl of seeds and seed drawings, inviting them to sort the seeds to the appropriate seed drawing. Another great, hands-on way for your preschoolers to explore actual seeds, handling and sorting the seeds also offers a great fine motor building exercise. Check out the full lesson idea at The Golden Gleam.

The awesome activity trays are sure to get your Earth Day and/or spring garden unit off to a great start!

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