Spring is the perfect time to study plants and flowers!
In my post yesterday, I mentioned that we are going to be studying seeds and plants quite a bit during these warmer weeks of Spring. My children and I will be using several of these printables, hands-on activities, book suggestions, and videos.
You can create an entire unit study from the resources and printables featured in this post, so let’s get started!
The links in this packet are geared towards children in grades Kindergarten – 3rd grade. Of course the materials can be tweaked for children who are younger or older.
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Plant and Flower Worksheets and Printables
Plant and Flower Worksheet Packet – Mama’s Learning Corner
11-page worksheet packet for 1st-3rd graders: vocabulary, printable activities, math, and more
Studying Seeds Printables – Mama’s Learning Corner
Download a mini-book, vocabulary pages, and seeds observation chart
Seed Journal Pages – Spell Outloud
Printable seed journal for preschoolers
Plant Life Cycle Packet – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Observation pages, life cycle chart, and parts of a plant
Plant Cell Diagram – Classroom, Jr.
Kids Plant Labels – iMOM
Printable plant labels for garden
The Tiny Seed Activities – The Educators’ Spin On It
Preschool/Kindergarten printable seed activities to go along with the Eric Carle book
Garden Printable Packet – Homeschool Creations
Preschool activities – math, sequencing, sorting, and more
Botany Calendar Cards – 1+1+1=1
Printable calendar cards with plant facts
Garden Outdoor Hour Challenges – Handbook of Nature Study
Many Outdoor Hour Challenges with several free printables; an enormous resource!
My Plant Journal – Lemon Lime Adventures
Simple plant journal for elementary students
Mama’s Favorite Plants and Flowers Books
Plants and Flowers Facts and Informational Links
Up Close Parts of a Flower – Harcourt School
Click parts of the plant to learn more in this activity.
A Walk in the Woods – University of Illinois Extension
Picture slide show tour through a forest with pictures of trees, bark, moss, and others for all ages
The Great Plant Escape – University of Illinois Extension
Fun game-story for 1-2 graders to learn all about plants
Photosynthesis Infographic – KIDS Discover
Excellent Infographic for 1st and 2nd grades
Infographics and Photos of Plants – Science Kids
30+ photos and graphics of various plants for study
Plant Facts – Science Kids
Short list of interesting plant facts for kids
Biology of Plants – Missouri Botanical Garden
Excellent site for learning plant facts! Vocabulary, easy-to-understand explanations about plants
List of US State Flowers – State Symbols USA
Comprehensive list of each state’s flowers with photo and information about each
Plants and Flowers Online Interactive Games and Activities
Life Cycle of Plants – Turtle Diary
Cartoon science lesson on how to grow plants; then play the game to remember parts of a plant.
‘Make a Plant Grow’ Game – Science Kids
Keep a plant watered and warm in order for it to mature
Interactive Growing Game – Fossweb
Interactive game to pick the seeds and then plant them in a garden – super cute!
Soda Bottle Carrots – Small Kitchen Garden
Carrots grown in a liter bottle; see root development and eat the results
Plant Games – Gamequarium
Large list of plant games for all ages
Name the Plant Parts – SoftSchools
For younger kids, drag the name to correct plant part
Plant Sequencing Game – BrainPop Jr.
Put the cards in order to show how a plant grows
Plants and Flowers Hands-On Activities
Bulb Growth Sticks – Parents
Use math and observational skills to chart the growth of spring bulbs
Seed Sequence Activity – Pre-K Pages
Multiple seed activities for younger ages – sequencing, sight words, and more
5 Plant Activities – Modern Parents Messy Kids
Easy plant activities for Pre-K and Kindergartners
Activities for Growing Plants – Hubpages
Grow carrot tops, beans, and other foods to illustrate plant life; packed with lots of ideas
Bean Sprout Science – Education.com
Sprout different bean varieties
Plant a Fail-Safe Veggie Garden – Education.com
With just a few inexpensive supplies, you and your child can plant a first vegetable garden together
Plant Your Name with Seeds – Education.com
Plant your name with seeds
Go on a Nature Hunt – Education.com
Go on a nature hunt with the provided template cards and integrate math with plant study
Color Changing Carnations – Education.com
Use food color to illustrate how plants take up water and nutrients
How Do Seeds Grow? – DLTK
Detailed instructions for an experiment to grow seeds in a Ziploc bag.
My First Garden – University of Illinois Extension
A child’s guide to growing their first garden – types of soil, planning a garden, and more
Make a Terrarium – Parents
Easy to make terrarium with detailed instructions and supply list
Make a Self-Watering Planter – Frugal Upstate
This is a labor intensive project that requires a lot of adult help, but it would be an excellent activity to work on during a plant unit study!
Build an Ecosystem – Scribbit
Detailed instructions to build an ecosystem out of 2-liter bottles
Plants and Flowers Videos
“Flowers, Stems, Leaves, and Roots” Song
“Flowers, Stems, Leaves, and Roots…Leaves and Roots”
Catchy song for remembering plant parts; sung to the tune of “Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes”
Time-Lapse Plant Life Cycle
Super cool time-lapse video of a radish seed developing roots and leaves
The Photosynthesis Song
Catchy song about photosynthesis
4-minute video from Britannica.com on pollination and plant reproduction; for older learners
Excellent 1-minute video explaining pollination in a simple way
Video of The Tiny Seed
8 -minute video of Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed
One Seed – A Children’s Story and Song
Fun story and song illustrating what a plant needs to grow
Pressing Plants: A Simple Way to Dry Flowers
A step-by-step video tutorial for drying and preserving flowers
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