Making seed tapes is a great way to review measurement standards with kids.
- Tear newspaper form top to bottom in 1-inch-wide strips (avoid pages with color). Label your strip with the name of the seed you will plant.
- Review the seed packet to decide how far apart seeds should be placed. Make a mark on one end of the newspaper strip then use a ruler to measure to the next mark depending on how far apart seeds should be placed. Continue down the rest of the strip.
- Create a paste by mixing flour and water to the consistency of thick gravy. Add a dot of paste to each mark on the newspaper strip.
- Place a seed on each paste dot.
- Let the glue dry then roll up the strips until you are ready to plant.