Subject: Science

#3752. Seeds We Can Eat!

Science, level: Kindergarten
Posted Sun May 21 04:36:18 PDT 2006 by alyssa beaty (
goddard school, warren, nj
Materials Required: Trail Mix with seeds & nuts (NOT CANDY)
Activity Time: 15-20 minutes
Concepts Taught: While all seeds produce plants, there are some that we eat


This was a really fun lesson to do with my Kindergarten class, and would work equally well with a Preschool class.

We spent a whole week covering the growth of a seed, and how it becomes a plant. But what about seeds that we actually eat? This blew my Kindergarteners' minds! Most of them had no idea that we actually eat seeds! When I told them what we were having for snack that afternoon, they all thought I was joking!

Explain to your class that people eat seeds from sunflowers and pumpkins, as well as other plants. Also explain that a nut is the equivelant of a seed to a nut-producing plant, like a peanut plant. Give each child a small portion of the trail mix, and encourage everyone to try a little!