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Materials Needed: Finger paint paper, variety of finger paint colors.
Children can make flowers by using the sides of their fists and use their open hands to make leaves!
Materials Needed: Flower magazines, glue, paper
The children choose the flowers from the magazines that they like, cut them out and work together to make a large, group flower collage!
Materials Needed: Colorful muffin cup papers, white paper, crayons and miscellaneous art and craft supplies.
Talk about what growing flowers have (stem, leaves, roots, flower) and what they need (soil, sun, water, air).
Encourage them to create their own, unique flower that has ALL of the 4 parts of a flower using the materials provided. They can also use crayons or markers to make leaves and stems or they can use collage materials.
Materials: Leaves from outside, glue and markers
The children use the leaves to create a leaf face or leaf creature and add to it with markers.
Write down the stories they tell about their creations and tape the description onto the bottom of their paper when they are done and display!
Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your Growing Flowers Theme!
Parts of a Flower
Materials Needed: 1 fresh flower, strips of paper and a marker, 4 pieces of construction paper, artificial flowers--dissected (take apart many artificial flowers so that you have enough pieces for each child to have one for the circle activity below).
Show the fresh flower to the children at circle time to introduce your Growing Flowers theme.
Pass the flower around for the children to touch and smell and discuss what they notice about the flower.
Ask if they know what a flower needs to grow? (Water, air, soil, sun).
Now, point to each part of the flower and ask if they know what it is called. Let them know the name and then print the name on a label and show it to them. Draw a basic picture of that part on the strip of paper and repeat the name.
Do this for each part of the flower: Flower, leaf, stem, root
Place these labels on different pieces of paper in the middle of circle.
Now pass out pieces of the artificial flowers.
Ask each child to identify which part of a growing flower they have and place it on the proper labeled paper.
EXTENSION: Use these items as a sorting/math activity for your math and manipulatives center (See Parts of a Flower math/manipulative activity below).
Growing Flowers Theme Large Group Games that help build their muscles while they have fun together
Hide And Seek
Materials: Hide several flowers (artificial) in the classroom or playground. Have the children look for a specific flower! Tell them, you'll find many flowers, but right now we are ONLY looking for purple flowers, or red flowers, etc.
These books may be available at your local library. You can also purchase them through Amazon by clicking on the titles. Do not limit yourself to just these books! There are many books about growing flowers- fiction and non-fiction- that would be wonderful to support your preschool lesson plans in your preschool classroom!
Growing Flowers Theme activities to help your Preschoolers develop math skills and those small muscles in their hands!
Materials: Clay and artificial flowers.
Let the children work those small muscles by manipulating the clay. Invite them to stick artificial flowers into the clay for a beautiful arrangement!
Parts of a Growing Flower
Materials: artificial flowers with most of them "dissected" into parts: flower, stem, leaf.
4 large pieces of paper with the flower parts written on them (flower, stem, leaf, whole flower). Also, draw a basic picture of each next to the label.
The children sort the pieces onto the correct paper.
After sorting, encourage the children to count how many of each part they have. Which do they have more of? Stems? Leaves?
Materials: In advance, hot glue some artificial flowers and ribbons on a large craft stick. Let the children use this to count the flowers that you have in your math center! Count the red flowers, count the blue flowers...they will all love using the Flower Power wand to count with!
Growing Flowers Theme Science Activities--for your Preschool Scientists in Training!
Materials needed: newspaper for table; strawberry jar (found in garden centers, they have openings or pockets on the sides); gravel (small size) for bottom of pot; potting soil; nylon socks; strawberry plants ( 1 for each opening or pocket in your pot); water
Cover table with newspaper.
Place about 1" of gravel in bottom of pot.
Add potting soil until it is level with the first opening or pocket.
Place some soil and the roots of ONE strawberry plant in a nylon tube. Place into the opening of the pot so the plant is on the outside of the pot but the soil and roots are mostly inside.
Continue filling the pot with soil to each pocket until you have planted them all.
Top off with more potting soil, water and put in a sunny place.
It takes a few weeks for them to grow!
Will It Grow?
Bring in 2 plants of the same type.
Ask the children if they think the plants will grow if you don't water them?
Label one plant "WATER" Label the other "NO WATER"
Ask the children who thinks the one with water will grow? Write down how many children on that plants label.
Do the same with the plant that says NO WATER.
Place the plants on a table and watch what happens over a week by watering one and not the other.
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