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Exploring Seeds in Preschool

We have been exploring seeds the last few days with the Experience Curriculum theme, In the Orchard. One of the manipulatives included this month is a collection of seeds: pumpkin, bean, and sunflower seeds.

Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme
 

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sorting seeds into tray in preschool - use an ice cube tray to sort and count seeds - fall preschool theme Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme

Using the seed collection, the kids used tweezers to transfer and sort seeds into ice cube trays.  Seeds are an excellent natural math manipulative.

 

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Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme
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Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme
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Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme
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Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme
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Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme

We grow sunflowers every year so when they near the end of their beauty and the birds are starting to fly south, we use the sunflower heads to explore seeds. I put one sunflower on each tray with tweezers and magnifying glass.

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Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme

My group was very engaged in this activity, looking at their sunflowers and removing the seeds. They found it easier to use their fingers. Different kinds of sunflowers have different sizes and shapes of seeds so that was another good discovery.

Exploring Seeds in Preschool Sunflower Seeds 

Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme
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Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme

After working on removing sunflower seeds individually, I moved it all to the sensory table for additional time for exploring seeds.

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Exploring Seeds in Preschool - sunflower and garden sensory bin for fall orchard theme

It was a beautiful and interesting fall science, fine motor and sensory activity!

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