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Some Plant Themed Ideas

Some Plant Themed Ideas

Over the past couple of weeks we have been doing lots of plant-themed projects. Here are some of my favorites. 1. Silk Flowers in the Sensory Table I filled our sensory table with potting soil, added some shovels and flowers pots, and let the children “plant” silk flowers. 2. Bottle Print Flowers We used recycled plastic bottles to make flowers. Then we drew a little stem on each flower. 3. Sprouting Seeds Each of the students put a seed in…

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Gardening in Preschool

Gardening in Preschool

One of my favorite children’s books about gardening is The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. The illustrations in this book are charming and beautiful. It tells the story of a little boy, Liam, who makes his city prettier by growing trees, flowers, and other plants. My classes have always enjoyed reading The Curious Garden. They especially like comparing the picture of the city before it had gardens to the picture of the city after Liam inspired everyone to grow things….

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Flower Parts on the Sticky Board

Flower Parts on the Sticky Board

As part of our unit on plants, we added flower parts to the sticky board.  I cut leaves, stems and flowers out of felt. We used pieces of yarn for roots and real sunflower seeds as the seeds.  At first the board looked like this after the children finished with it. I love that someone used a purple flower as a flower pot. I thought it was very creative.   After a few days of putting the flower parts together and…

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Nature Collages

Nature Collages

Every day this week we have taken a nature walk through the neighborhood around our school. On our walks we collect leaves, flowers, sticks, rocks, and whatever else the children find interesting. We decided to display our treasures by making a collage. I taped a big piece of contact paper onto the table with the sticky side up. After feeling the sticky paper with their hands for a little bit, the children began to put the leaves on it.  When…

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Planting Flowers in the Sensory Table

Planting Flowers in the Sensory Table

 This week we set up a flower planting station in the sensory table. I filled the table with potting soil and added some flower pots and silk flowers that I bought at the dollar store.   The children filled the pots with dirt and “planted” the flowers in the pots.   We also added some of the flowers to the play dough table. We made pretty arrangements by sticking the flowers into lumps of play dough.