Autumn is such a beautiful season here in New England and a great time to enjoy nature’s wonders.
Upon first glance, our gardens may already seem to be starting their winter slumber. There just doesn’t seem to be much going on. But, take a closer look…
Plants are hoping to send off their seeds before their long rest. Explore the library garden and you’ll find all sorts of interesting seeds: parachutes, exploders, hitchhikers, and winged-seeds. There are even seed pods that sound like a rattle!
Here are some great books about seeds that you and your child can read together:
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston
Seeds, by Ken Robbins
Flip, float, fly : seeds on the move, by JoAnn Early Macken
And The Field Studies Council has a simple and informative page with a helpful graphic.
If you would like to do a study of seeds with your children, here are some activity printables:
animals & seeds
types of seeds
Now get outside and explore!
We’d love to hear about your experience exploring our garden and learning about fall’s seeds.