Seed bombs are loads of fun for kids. They combine playing in mud, nature study, and making squishing noises with your hands. Science doesn’t get much better than that!
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The girls love playing outside and making all sorts of creations in the dirt. So, I decided to use this fascination to learn a little science.
I am not an avid nature study gal. But, I am trying. And in trying, I am discovering new ways to have fun with nature. Making seed bombs was lots of fun and very messy, but it was also a fantastic catalyst for teaching about wildflowers and learning the types that grow in our region of the United States. So, if you’re willing to get a little dirty, here is a simple recipe for making seed bombs.
Materials you will need for Seed Bombs:
Directions for Making Seed Bombs
Mix your clay with a small amount of water so you can work with it.
Mix 5 parts of clay to 1 part potting soil.
Create a paste. Add more water, if needed. Roll your paste into a ball and then flatten into a pancake.
Add local wildflower seeds to your pancake.
Roll the clay pancakes into clay balls.
Lay the balls out to dry.
Throw your seed bombs into empty lots, along roadsides, or in empty fields nearby so you can watch your seeds grow.
The rain and sun will help the seeds to germinate inside their clay balls and in a few days you should see beautiful wildflowers peeking out.
Video Directions for Seed Bombs
Do you love fun outdoor activities? Check out this other post all about wildflowers.
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I love the idea of seed bombs, cant wait to try them! Visiting from Family Friday Link up party!
They are super easy and fun!
Mother of 3 says
How fun! Pinned.
Wendy @ Hip Homeschool Moms says
I love this!! How have I never heard of seed bombs?!
Haha! I don’t know, but I’m glad I could introduce you to them.
Jane @ Raincity Librarian says
We actually do a program like this at the library where I work! We tie it into a program all about bees and trying to help bees and bring them to our community by planting more flowers. It’s so simple, and lots of fun, and so good for the environment!
What a wonderful idea!
Thaleia from Something 2 Offer says
We made seed bombs for the first time during a program all about butterflies last Fall. We haven’t “planted” them yet so thanks for the reminder!
They are fun to make and “plant”!