Parts of the Flower

My 3′s and 4′s loved doing this project and did a great job.  It teaches the parts of the plant or flower and it was a great following directions activity.  Here is what we did:

1.  We read a few books about flowers and plants.  My favorite was called Grow Flower Grow.  It’s about a little girl who tries to get her flower to grow by feeding it food such as pizza and spaghetti.  She gets frustrated because it won’t grow so she throws it outside.  It finally starts to grow.  This lead to a great discussion about what they actually need to grow and how they get their food.

2. Then I gave them brown yarn, a straw, a small cupcake liner, and two leaves. They colored soil at the bottom of their paper and then glued the yarn down as roots.  Then they had to glue the straw, leaves, and the liner down.   As they were working we talked about why the plant needed each of those things.



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16 Responses to “Parts of the Flower”

  1. Deborah

    I like this idea! The flower turned out terrific!

    March 25th, 2010 at 9:46 am
  2. Christianne @ Little Page Turners

    What a great visual, and so easy. I love any craft that doesn’t require me to head to the store first. ;)

    March 25th, 2010 at 2:43 pm
  3. vanessa @silly eagle books

    These are lovely!

    March 25th, 2010 at 3:04 pm
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  5. Natalie

    This is a very nice craft, and I have to look for this book – it looks very interesting.

    March 25th, 2010 at 4:23 pm
  6. Char

    I will have to look for this book. The flowers are cute.

    March 25th, 2010 at 5:21 pm
  7. sarah

    What a cute project!

    March 25th, 2010 at 7:28 pm
  8. Michelle

    These flowers look amazing! Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

    March 25th, 2010 at 10:00 pm
  9. Nicole (Mama to 3 Blessings)

    What a great job! I will keep this in mind when I teach my son botany.
    Thanks for sharing!

    March 25th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
  10. JDaniel4's Mom

    They are so colorful!

    March 27th, 2010 at 6:44 am
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