Bloom or doom: The seedling game

This is a fun and active game to reinforce learners' understanding of seeds and germination. It requires some resources but it is popular with young people and can be used again and again. 

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~ 1 hour


You will need: 

  • 4/5 germination cards
  • 1 x large Germination Cards A4
  • 5 x sets of ribbons of different colours (at least one ribbon per child) 
  • Each set should be the theme of the germination cards: Water - blue, Sunshine - yellow, Air - White, Warmth - orange/red, Soil - brown
  • 1 chicken hat / bird mask
  • An open space


  • Outdoor

Curriculum links

  • Science

Step-by-step guidance can be found in the lesson plan below.