Seed Packets

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Seed packets: an activity for children of all ages. In this activity, children will learn how to make seed storage packets. Seed packets are a creative, fun, and useful way to store the seeds once they’ve been harvested.

This activity was adapted from a post found on

    • Supplies:
      • seeds of choice
      • scrapbook paper, card stock, or old seed catalogs or gardening magazines
      • glue stick or Elmer’s glue
      • scissors
      • buttons and string (optional)
      • art supplies of choice
      • pages from a worn-out book
      • twine
      • alphabet stamps
      • sprig of greenery
    • Read the book, A Packet of Seeds by Deborah Hopkinson.
    • Harvest the seeds from a favorite plant.
    • Make an envelope from desired paper, using glue to seal the edges.

  • Allow the glue to dry.
  • On the front of the envelope write the name of the seed and draw a picture as desired.
  • On the back of the packet, include the necessary information for planting: variety/color, planting information (depth, spacing, sun exposure, zone), date collected, etc.
  • Put the seeds in the envelope and close and seal the flap. Save for next year’s garden or wrap to give away as a gift.
  • If giving as a gift, fold the packet inside the pages of an old book and stamp the name of the plant you are wrapping. Tie some twine and add a sprig of greenery for decor.
  • Give away as a gift or use for a seed exchange.