I’d like to share another fabulous guest post today. Please welcome Ashley from Me & Marie Learning.
With Spring in full swing, we are seeing flowers everywhere!
I wanted to help my young learners visualize the process of how a flower grows. Among many other activities, we created a Hands-On Flower Diagram. We talked about what a diagram is and how it helps us learn. The best part about this diagram is that it uses materials you most likely already have on hand!
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Start by gathering the following materials:
Brown yarn or string
Seeds (You could use sunflower seeds or any seeds you have. I only had lima beans!)
Leaf cutout or real leaf
Diagram labels (You can print them off here.)
Glue and tape the materials to create a diagram, just like in the pictures below.
Help children understand the function of each part of the flower. For example, just like a straw, the flower’s stem sucks water up from the roots. Work through each part of the flower and add labels after discussing the functions.
Now, when your children see real flowers within pots or in the ground, they will know exactly how the parts of that flower works!
Thank you Ashley for such a fun project!