Parts of a Plant
After you’ve done the previous Seed Science activity, have your child make a Seedling diagram. Select a seed to glue to the middle of a piece of paper (Sunflower, Pumpkin, Zucchini and Squash all work well). Ask your child which part of the plant grew first – use white glue to “draw” the roots in, and glue string or yarn down. What grew next? The stem! This time use a thicker piece of yarn, or a pipe cleaner. Finally, add some paper leaves. Labelling the diagram can be fun for some children – if they want to – do it!
Noticing New Plants: The next time you’re out in the forest, see if you can spot any seedlings! Sometimes, especially if you can find some Maple Keys, you might even see germination happening! Happy hunting!