Saturday, April 16, 2011

3D Flower Diagrams

Thank you to April Larremore and Stephanie Pollard for this cute idea! The kids loved making these 3 dimensional flower diagrams. Green straws make the stems and cupcake papers make the flower. Sunflower seeds are glued in the middle of the cupcake paper. I also had the kids break apart one seed and put part of the shell down in the soil to represent where the plant sprouted from. Any kind of seed could be used.

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Garden of Plant Facts

Always a great way to find out what your students know about any subject... have them write about it! I've always liked this open-ended activity because the kids can write as much as they want to and use whatever vocabulary they are able to use. After the kids wrote what they learned about plants on circle paper, they simply designed a flower and glued the writing to the center. Some of them used crayons to add an extra bit of design which really looks nice.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Just a cute little way to display what the kids have learned after a study of earthworms! Have the kids draw a "chunky" earthworm and cut it out and then either write or type up an important fact they learned. We will also add flowers and butterflies to our display as we study the parts of plants and their functions and continue our study of life cycles. Don't ya just love spring? So cute!