How to read seed packets: an activity for children of all ages. Planting seeds in the ground for your spring garden is a fun and exciting event for you and your child. This activity is designed to help your child find, identify, and understand all of the information on a seed packet, in order to fully utilize the information when planting.
- one empty seed packet per child
- garden notebook
- glue or tape
- art medium of your choice
- Using scissors, cut the seed packet along the edges to separate the front and back.
- Glue each side of the seed packet to a blank page in your garden notebook. Make sure to leave an inch or two margin around each side of the seed packet.
- Title one page, “Front of a seed packet” and the other, “Back of a seed packet”.
- Draw an arrow from a blank place in the margin of the paper that points to a piece of information on the packet. Do this for each piece of instruction.
- In the appropriate place next to the arrow in the margin, label the information given. For example, Brand, Variety, Days until harvest, etc…
For tips on reading a seed packet watch the following videos.