Learning About The Parts of a Plant

Posted on April 12, 2013 | By kayla

There are so many cool ways to teach your kiddos about the parts of a plant. Whether you're looking for a simple worksheet or a more hands-on approach, we're certain your kinders will love any one of these great activities!

Spring Plant and Gardening Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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Here's a simple worksheet from Made By Teachers. Students can cut out the labels and glue them next to the proper plant part.

Spring Plant and Gardening Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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Have your kinders review the parts of a plant with this colorful puzzle from Homeschool Creations (included in the Gardening Preschool Pack). You can add a handwriting component by laminating the pieces and inviting your kinders to use a dry erase marker to trace the new vocabulary words once all of the puzzle pieces are in place.

Spring Plant and Gardening Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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Throw in some fine motor fun with a "Parts of a Flower" play dough mat like this one from Mrs. Drake's Room. Students review as they form each part of the plant!

Spring Plant and Gardening Kindergarten Lesson Plan
Photo Source: Gregg Aultman

Models are always fun; especially when they provide unique textures and materials! Gregg Aultman had his kiddos make and label a plant model created from a cupcake liner, beads, foam, a craft stick, and yarn. {We especially love the yarn 'roots'!}

Spring Plant and Gardening Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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Three dimensional models are also sure to be a hit! Check out this awesome tree model from A Little Learning For Two! [NOTE: This could also be tweaked to create a flower model too! Simply create a 3D tissue paper flower, attach it to a chenille stem for stability, and thread the pipe cleaner through a green drinking straw 'stem'. The roots can be created from yarn - tie multiple strands to the pipe cleaner hidden in the drinking straw and let them below the edge of the straw - and leaves can be created or purchased, then glued to the straw!]

Spring Plant and Gardening Kindergarten Lesson Plan
Photo Source: Mrs. Stensland

There's one more activity - one that we've featured a few times, but that we figured we'd pass along again because we're certain your kiddos will get a kick out of it. Click on the picture to see how Mrs. Stensland and her students reviewed the parts of a plant by eating them!

We hope you have fun with these activities & happy learning!

About kayla

Happily authoring posts about lesson plans, crafts, unique bulletin board ideas, and other helpful resources for SupplyMe since 2008.