My Little Seed House and Seed Book

After reading Eric Carle's The Tiny House, young gardeners build a seed house to plant several seeds and observe their growth. Findings are drawn in a mini seed book. Remaining seeds turn into paper and planted in a classroom garden or made into bookmarks and cards.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • If you are short on time, conduct activity one on one day and activity two on another 
  • Use the newly-recycled seed paper to draw a garden scene—go to the school's garden and have learners quietly sit and look at their surroundings
  • Make the lesson part of a springtime unit that features plant growth
Classroom Considerations
  • Younger participants will need assistance—invite volunteers to help little hands put everything together 
  • The enriching activity focuses on peanuts—take classroom allergies into consideration before planning the lesson 
  • Encourages recycling 
  • Instructions are written clearly and easy to follow
  • Includes links for related lessons
  • None