Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Love Will Guide Us: A Program for Grades 2-3 that Applies the Wisdom of the Six Sources to the Big Questions

Alternate Activity 2: Planting Mystery Seeds

Activity time: 20 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Seeds for a variety of plants that have similar growing needs, preferably ones that require little care during the week, such as a hardy annual mix
  • Bowl to hold loose seeds
  • Window box
  • Planting soil
  • Organic fertilizer
  • Watering can and spoons or trowels

Preparation for Activity

  • Empty the seed packets into the bowl and hide any identifying information.
  • Place planting supplies in your work area.

Description of Activity

Say in your own words:

We are going to plant our own everything seeds. What they will grow into will be a mystery. Just like there was love in the original everything seed, we will imagine that these seeds will unfold as love into this room and into our hearts, so that we are always guided by love when we are together. Our mystery plants will remind us to let love be our guide.

Have the participants plant the seeds in the window box and water them.