Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
Are your kids helping you in the garden this season? If so, take the opportunity to teach them about the life cycle of seeds.
These 15 books about seeds for kids include some beautiful new picture books as well as some old favorites.
(Psst... looking for the updated 2022 Seed Catalog Scavenger Hunt Printable? You'll find it down at the bottom of this post!)
Science Lessons and Books About Seeds
As a homeschooling and homesteading family, we spend a lot of time together learning self-reliance skills. Sometimes we're caring for our animals, such as our turkey chicks, laying hens, and meat chickens.
Other times we are foraging northern greens, growing herbs, or learning homestead crafts like soapmaking.
In the winter months, we grow seeds indoors. And in the summer, as part of our homestead chores and homeschool schedule, we head out to our garden.
As our family works to secure our food supply and become more self-reliant, our indoor and outdoor garden activities grow.
Gardening with kids offers so many opportunities to include a variety of homeschool subjects - especially science.
We look for the easiest vegetables to grow for kids, then give them the responsibility of minding that crop. And yes, we do buy organic and heirloom seeds, we also save our tomato seeds, pepper seeds, and seed potatoes for next year's crops.
And after a busy day in the garden, we head in for reading time. Often, this includes a gardening book for kids, harvest books for kids, or one of these books about seeds for kids.
15 Best Seeds Books For Kids
These fun books about seeds are the perfect way to teach children that great things can happen from planting a seed. The more kids are educated about planting seeds, the more they'll want to be a part of that process.
15 Best Books About Seeds for Kids
Teaching your kids about gardening and growing? Choose from these 15 books about seeds for kids to help them learn about the life cycle of seeds.
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book)
From seeds to worms, what else is hiding down there in the dirt? A fun hidden world for the kids to explore.
From Seed to Plant
Help the kids learn all about how seeds grow into plants with this fun and informative book.
National Geographic - Seed to Plant
The kids will go on a journey and learn all about the process of how plants grow.
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle)
This classic book is about the life cycle of the flower but is told by a seed.
How Plants Grow (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers)
If your little one has ever wondered how plants grow, they're going to learn so much from this educational book!
The Amazing Life Cycle of Plants (Look and Wonder)
The pages of this book will help your child explore their thoughts and find answers to their questions about how plants grow.
A Seed Is Sleepy (Nature Books)
Just wait until the kids see the beauty of the artwork in this stunning and informative book.
The Bad Seed
Add a little humor into their seed learning with this book. Just how bad is this seed? They'll have to read to find out.
The Dandelion Seed: A Life Cycle Nature Book for Kids (Plants For Children, Science For Kindergarten)
Teach the kids about the life cycle of a seed and learn more about the special dandelion seed as well.
Plant the Tiny Seed
The children will love learning how tiny little seeds bloom into big beautiful flowers.
If You Plant a Seed
This seed planting is about a different kind of seed...planting a seed of kindness.
Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Follow along with the Cat in the Hat as he talks all about seeds.
Next Time You See a Maple Seed
Teach your little ones how to find the seeds that are sprouting into trees!
Seeds and Trees: A children’s book about the power of words
Every child will learn to explore the seed of their emotions with this lovely book.
Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom
This is actually a really cool visual encyclopedia full of information and beautiful images all about plants, seeds, and growth.
All of these books are geared towards early learners and are sure to help them start thinking about the importance of planting seeds and taking care of them as well.
These life lessons can be about gardens and planting kindness which both are extremely important in life.
Do you have a favorite book about seeds for kids? Let us know in the comments below!
This post is part of the Homestead in Your Homeschool Series.
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