LEARNING ACTIVITY
Sow a seed, grow a feed
Category: Food Production
Climate Region: Arid | Temperate | Tropical
State or Territory: ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA
Age Range: 0-7

STORY

Beth lives close to the city and likes to grow her own fruit and vegetables. When she was young she used to spend a lot of time in the garden and she fell in love with growing tomatoes. She grows her tomato plants every year from seeds she saved from her previous crop. Neighbours in her street are learning how to grow tomatoes from some of Beth’s shared seeds. Beth enjoys the delicious fresh flavour of these juicy tomatoes in her salads and sandwiches.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

Engage young learners’ senses as they grow food from a seed. They can learn about caring for a living thing, experience the joy of watching something grow and harvesting healthy edible food. The activity provides opportunities for development of science, sustainability and maths concepts.

Outcomes

For children to:

  • understand how plants are grown for food
  • appreciate living things have needs that need to be met in order to survive and thrive
  • help grow these things with care.
SEASONAL NOTES

If there is still a chill in the air, placing pots indoors is the best way to protect your young seedlings. Follow seed labels for the optimum time to grow.

Did you know?

Seeds are living things that can wait sometimes months or years before the conditions are right for them to germinate or grow.

Did you know?

Flowering plants start begin life as seeds. Seeds come in many sizes and shapes, some are flat, others round or tear-shaped.

Did you know?

Many animals eat seeds. These seeds can then be found within the animal’s poo. When these seeds drop to the ground they can make new plants.

Did you know?

Seeds are living things that can wait sometimes months or years before the conditions are right for them to germinate or grow.

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