I ventured into town to attend the Kids Class Series on Seeds at Pike Nurseries. The boys’ nana tagged along with two little girls in our cul-de-sac. The class was booked with 30 kids expecting to attend. Apparently, it was just my tribe and four other kids. Maybe they were scared off by the rain that morning.
At the beginning of class, our instructor Mary read a short book to the kids called SEEDS by Lynn Stone.
The book explains the process of germination, when a seed grows into a plant. The kids also learned the three things that seeds need to live and grow: food, water, and protection (shelter). Basically, the same needs that the children need to grow up to be big boys and girls. They learned that the young, developing plant that lives inside the seed is called an embryo. And that the seed coat protects the embryo from harmful encounters.
Afterwards, the kids receive a worksheet in which they answer the questions together. It showed the stages of germination and included a word puzzle as well.
Next, they got to play in the dirt! Mary gave each child a small ball of clay. They rolled the clay onto the soil that already had seeds sprinkle throughout it.
Subsequently, the kids shaped the clay in shapes such as a circle, star, flower, heart, etc. Mary encourage them to add more seeds onto their clay ball and press the seeds into it. They had a blast!
The kids’ little hands were covered with orange from the clay balls. Everyone got to take a least 2 clay balls home since the 30 kids that they were expecting didn’t show up. Lucky us! Now we just need to plant them in the garden and take care of them and watch them grow.
At the end of class, Mary gave everyone a 10% off coupon to use in the store. The kids were happy and the adults were happy. We hope to see you at the next kids class. Don’t forget to register!