Title: THE SEEDS – SHARING THE ABUNDANCE

Short description: With this activity, children will learn about the seeds of various edible plants (beans, corn, wheat, sunflower, pumpkin, marigold, courgettes, etc.). They will explore the differences in their shape, colour and size. They will sort the seeds of the same plant and do an experiment to recognize and match the seeds and their adjacent plants. In the second part of the activity, children will learn that plants produce much more seeds than they need to breed themselves, and these extra seeds are used for food and provide the survival of many other creatures that inhabit the ecosystem of the garden e.g. birds, small rodents, and even people. After setting aside some of the seeds for sowing them in the garden, with the rest of the abundance of seeds, the children will make small loaves of mild clay that they will leave in secret places in the garden to feed the birds and other animals inhabiting the garden in the middle of the cold winter.

Target age of children: 4-6 years old

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