Science Activities for Kids

Plant Mosaic Activity

Make a colorful plant mosaic.
Make a colorful plant mosaic.
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Try this plant mosaic activity and show the many colors of plants. This activity is ideal for children that enjoy easy crafts.

What You'll Need:

  • Variety of dried beans, seeds and peas
  • Cardboard, poster-board or plywood
  • Marker or crayon
  • Craft glue

Start with a trip to a grocery store. (If possible, go to one that sells a wide variety of beans and peas in bulk, so you can buy just a handful of each.)

Check out all the different kinds of dried (not canned) beans and peas. You should find beans in black, red, brown, white and speckles. You'll find bright green peas and light green Lima beans.

Lentils come in many colors, including pink! Don't forget to check out seeds, too: tiny black poppy seeds, striped sunflower seeds, green pumpkin seeds, and whatever else strikes your fancy.

Collect as many different shapes, sizes and colors of beans and seeds as you can. Then use them to make a mosaic. Make a drawing on a piece of cardboard, poster-board or plywood.

Then glue on beans and seeds to fill in your drawing.

Continue reading to learn more about our toothpick tower activity.

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