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Seed Necklace


Students will understand what a plant needs to grow by germinating seeds using a seed necklace.


30 minutes


Preparation Before the Lesson: (10 minutes)

  • Place water beads in water for them to soak up the water.
  • Cut yarn to fit as a necklace.
  • Punch a hole in the Ziplock Bags.

Activity: (20 minutes)

  • Punch a hole in the top of a Ziplock bag.
  • Place 4 beads in the bag, one of each color: red represents nutrients, yellow represents sunlight, blue represents water, and white represents air.
  • Place 3 radish seeds in the bag. Seal the bag.
  • Lace the yarn or string through the hole of the Ziplock bag and tie. Wear as a necklace.
  • Seeds should germinate in 24-48 hours.

Additional Websites:


Radishes – Gardening Solutions – UF/IFAS

Garden Activities for Kids: Seed Necklaces – YouTube


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