Easy Gardening Activities for Kids

Save a Seed

Save a Seed is an easy gardening activity that teaches kids to plan ahead for next year's garden. Find out how to recycle seeds the natural way.

What You'll Need:

  • Summer plants as they begin to seed
  • Jar, coffee can, or seed pot with lid

How to Play Save a Seed:

Long before there were seed companies, farmers collected the seeds from one season's plants and put them away for the next year's planting. You can do the same thing.

When your plants, or the plants of a neighbor, stop growing and go dormant, gather up the seeds for planting next spring. It's the best way to recycle -- nature-style!

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