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‘Seedapalooza,’ a take-home activity kit that’s perfect for fall fun

Learn about Kubota Garden and UW Botanic Gardens, then go explore!

With many of us — particularly those with young, unvaccinated kids — avoiding crowds and organized activities, take-home activity kits are more important than ever.

Kubota Garden Foundation and the UW Botanic Gardens combined forces for Exploration Kits. They are simple, fun activities for kids and grownups to do together. The fall kit, “Seedapalooza,” talks about the changing seasons and nearby outdoor places.

No teaching experience or botanical expertise is required: It’s all in the kit!

How to get your take-home activity kit

Sign up, beginning Oct. 1. The kits are designed for kids ages 4 to 12. Also, each kit serves up to four children and their caregivers.

Cost is determined by you: The suggested range is from free to $7, depending on need. (Mailing is another $5; however, the kits can be picked up at the Washington Park Arboretum or Kubota Garden Foundation Office.)

The “Seedapalooza” kit will include a story, a hands-on experiment involving seeds, and templates to design a “treecopter,” or flying seed. In addition, there’s a scavenger hunt and information for self-guided tour of Kubota Garden, Finally, you will get treasure maps to both Kubota and Washington Park Arboretum.

There is also information to learn about Hiroshima Peace Seeds at the Seattle Japanese Garden, plus information about a tool to help you learn about trees in your own neighborhood.

More fall nature fun:

Have your kids make a fall nature collection at the arboretum

Spiders are fun and easy to study! Here’s how to get started

About the Author

Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 13-year-old girl.