Spring is here and that means two things: warmer weather is coming and plants growing back. Spring time is such fun for preschoolers especially as they learn about the life cycle of a plant.
Life Cycle of a Plant
As new life starts to bud, children will have questions about the changes in their environment. And I encourage you to welcome their questions and explore with them. Provide hands-on activities to make the learning concrete and fun. When I started teaching my children about the life cycle of a plant, I used a large chart to provide a visual as I explained the parts of a plant in addition to several books to support their learning. Then, I gave my youngest simple vocabulary cards to label the plant.
To take it a step further, we discussed foods that we eat from different parts of a plant. Then, I provided pictures of food from different parts of a plant for my son and asked him to put each one on the chart.
Here are a list of books that I used for spring learning:
After learning about plants, it’s only right to plant something...anything! My children were very excited to plant seeds and journal it. We spoke about the foods we eat with seeds and my daughter suggested saving the seeds from a red bell pepper rather than buying seeds. And we purchased lettuce seeds for my son.
I promise your children will love documenting any change in their plants. Encourage your little ones to draw and label their pictures. If your child is a little older (kindergarten through second grade) I’d ask for a little more than labeling. Aim for sentences only if they are capable.
I'd love to knw how your planting goes with your little ones. Happy Planting!
You may like this spring time blog post:
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
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Hi, I am Odessa. I'm a mom of two wonderful children and a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Childhood Education with over 10 years of PreK and Kindergarten experience. I am a lover of all things literacy for children and their curiosity of the world. Get comfy and click around my site. I hope you find something you'll like, and something your kids will love! P.S. Akwaaba means 'welcome' :)
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