Activity > Craft > Learn About Flowers
Leanne, the creator of this
craft at the DLTK
web site, put
together some great information on how plants grow in two different formats. One
format explains the growth of plants for older children and the
other is a simplified version for preschool age children.
Let this be your guide when presenting the craft.
Activity > Storytime Video > How do seeds grow
Visit this video that illustrates for young children how a
seed grows, in this case a sunflower > Peep Grows a Seed.
Leanne has also a great
suggestion: plant a bean in a cup and observe the growth.
Beans sprout very quickly and children will be able to appreciate
how a plant grows. Visit this other
method to grow a seed using plastic zip lock bags and paper
The Sun Block Experiment: This experiment demonstrates how plants
are affected by the lack of sunlight:
- place a can or lid on top of a green patch of
grass in your yard (to keep the can steady put a rock or other heavy
object on top).
- In a few days lift the can,
and you will see the patch is losing color.
- In a week it will be very pale.
Why? This is because it could not make food in the dark.
It needed sunlight.
- Take away the can and the grass will soon
Alphabet Activities > Letter F is for Flower or Letter G is
This craft also presents us
with the opportunity to learn introduce or practice letters of the
alphabet. Review and select printable activities in the materials column.
Picture Books > Videos: Plants, Flowers and Seed
Here is a playlist of picture books to listen and read about planting: seed to flower and about the seasons
Titles: The Carrot Seed, Growing Vegetable Soup, and The Tiny Seed
Planting a Rainbow by Louis Ehlert (visit the link for a sample of the book), learn colors.
Fairy Tales and Folk Tales > Online stories > Jack
and Beanstalk | The Little
These are two classical tales to introduce the concept of growing
seeds and other life lessons.
Nutrition > This activity can be incorporated as part of a
nutrition theme. Growing fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts,
etc. Visit the nutrition
theme for lesson plan activities.
in color or black and white
Alphabet Printable Activities
F is for Flowers
Letter G is for Garden
*one piece paper or card stock