Seed bombs

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Seed bombs
Age Range 5-8 (grades 1-2), 8-11 (grades 3-5), 11-14 (grades 6-8)
Group Size small (1-5), medium (6-20)
Setting outdoors
Setup Time medium (6-30 min)
Duration medium (11-30 min)
Subjects nature conservation
Key terms seed bomb, native, local
Materials clay, mud, seeds
Presentation Style interactive, student led

Brief Description

A seed bomb is a mud ball with seeds mixed it. Students will make these using native seeds and then throw them on areas that need beautifying.

This Is How You Play

This is fun in so many ways: You get to play in the mud. You get to make a drab place look beautiful. You can choose specific types seeds from colorful flowers and in a sense, the seed bomb becomes your painters brush. For example, if you think that the land could use a little more blue, collect some blue bonnet seeds and mix them into your seed bomb.

  1. In the spring, collect lots of different types of seeds- from grass seeds to flower seeds. Make sure they are native. Its important to collect in the Spring if you plan on doing this in the summer because all the seeds will have fallen off the plant by the time Summer arrives
  2. In the summer, either buy clay- diluted with water- or simply use mud for the seed bombs.
  3. Mix in the seeds.
  4. Throw at an area that needs native beauty. Done.


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