Seed Packet Matching GameApril 25, 2012 5:12 am Crafts, Floral Crafts, Green Crafting, Kid's Crafts, Seasons, Spring
By Crafts for Learning Contributor, Danielle from the blog Crayonbox Learning.
Recycled crafts can be fun to create as well as educational. This project is one that the kids can help you with! There aren’t any set rules as to what types of seed packets you use. In my example, I have used a packet of vegetable seeds, and 2 flower packets.
- Large Popsicle Sticks
- Recycled Seed Packets
- Old seed catalogs, ads or photo/clipart images
- Permanent Ink Marker
- Glue – E600
1. Gather together recycled seed packets. Select 5-10 different seed packets that feature a picture on the front.
2. Look through seed catalogs, websites, or ads for pictures of the flowers/content of the seed packets. In my example, you’ll see that I selected a picture of Acorn Squash, Dianthys, and Zinnias. Even though the pictures weren’t exactly the same pictures as my seed packets, they were close enough.
3. Cut out or print the pictures of the flowers/veggies to match the seed packets.
5. Count out as many popsicle sticks as you have pictures. With a permanent ink pen, write the name of the flower/vegetable on one end of the popsicle stick.
6. Glue the picture at the end of the popsicle stick opposite the writing, and let dry completely.
7. Once the tags are completely dry, the game is ready to be played.
Variation: Another variation to this game is to have the children sort vegetables from flowers by sorting into recycled aluminum cans marked with seed packets.
All of the supplies used to create this activity can be purchased from CreateForLess.com.