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I’ve been sharing a number of activities we did to learn about seeds. This seed medallions craft was a fun way to incorporate seeds into an arts and crafts project. It was also a great way to build fine motor skills.
Note: For more seed activities your kids will love, see my Botany Unit Study page.
To make our seed medallions, I started by gathering seeds in a variety of colors. I also focused on selecting fairly large seeds so they would be easy for my kids to handle, which meant that most of our seeds were some type of bean or lentil.
Most of these seeds were ones that we already had in our pantry, but I purchased small quantities of a few additional seeds from the bulk aisle of our grocery store in order to have more colors for the kids to choose from.
Our “canvas” for these seed medallions was the plastic lid of a yogurt container.
The kids spent some time covering the entire lid in a thick-ish layer of glue. Having to squeeze the glue bottles for such a long time really gave their fine motor skills a workout.
Once they had filled their lids with glue, they selected seeds to create their medallions. Picking up and then placing each seed in just the right spot provides kids with great fine motor practice.
In the end we created a number of seed medallions. We gave them about 24 hours to dry, and then the kids proudly displayed them in their room.
More resources for learning about seeds
More posts about seeds from Gift of Curiosity:
- Books about seeds
- Exploring seeds from packets
- Exploring seeds from nature
- Sprouting seeds
- Experiment: Do seeds need light to grow?
- Experiment: What temperature do seeds like?
- Experiment: Do seeds need air?
- Experiment: Do seeds need their seed coat?
- Experiment: What liquids do seeds like?