Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Springtime Activities for Nannies and Au Pairs

Simple Seed Sort

In this easy activitiy children will examine seeds for similarities and differences.

You Will Need:
A variety of seeds
Large pieces of paper


  1. Give children a large number of seeds and ask them to separate paper into two sections or draw two circles on a piece of paper.

  2. Ask them to organize the seeds into four distinctive groups (such as smooth and bumpy, long and round, fruits and vegetables, and so on). No seed can be left over.

  3. Now draw another circle on the paper. Try organizing seeds into three distinctive groups.

  4. Then try four distinctive groups.

  5. Have children explain why they chose the categories.

  6. As a challenge try grouping them even more specific groups.


Eva said...

OMG when kids ysed to misbehave in a childcare center I worked in we would have them sort seeds. Ha ha.

Former French Au Pair said...

Really neat activities on this site, I like the learning aspect of the springtime experiments!