Treasure Chest: Exploring Metaphor

Seeds provide a thought-provoking platform to explore metaphor, which in turn can provide insight into the importance of seeds. Older students may explore ideas like diversity and migration on a platform of poetry. Younger children benefit from prompts offered by objects they may handle to aid in a conversation about seeds.

The materials used in this activity are flexible and should be chosen to stimulate conversation about the different quality of seeds. Written prompts complement related objects and are housed in a small ‘treasure chest’ or suitcase.

Offering objects helps younger children think of our relationship with seeds in new ways.

How is a seed like…

…a grandmother?


…a treasure chest?

…a sailing ship?

…a present?


…a suitcase?

…a turtle?

…a chain?

Activity developed by SEED Taos