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Plant Activities For Kindergarten: Teacher Approved Resources

One of my favorit things to teach during the spring and summer seasons is theĀ life cycle of a plant for kindergarten. To make your job easy, I’ve included tons ofĀ plant activities for kindergartenĀ to include in yourĀ lesson plan on plants for kindergarten. I’ve included plant books, freeĀ kindergarten plants worksheet choices, and some handy educational videos on plants too. Plus theseĀ plant activity ideas for kids are handy for elementary age students from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders too! One of my favorit things to teach during the spring and summer seasons is theĀ life cycle of a plant for kindergarten. To make your job easy, I've included tons ofĀ plant activities for kindergartenĀ to include in yourĀ lesson plan on plants for kindergarten. I've included plant books, freeĀ kindergarten plants worksheet choices, and some handy educational videos on plants too. Plus theseĀ plant activity ideas for kids are handy for elementary age students from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders too!

Plant Activities for Kindergarten

If you’re looking for fun plant activities for kindergarten, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite teacher-approved resources that will help you and your child learn about plants in a fun and interactive way. From planting seeds to learning about life cycles, your kindergartener will have a blast while learning about this important topic! So get ready to get outdoors and explore the world of plants! learning about plants for kids

Lesson plan on plants for kindergarten

Learning about plants is packed with hands-on educational opportunities. It provides children with the opportunity to learn about :
  • The life cycle of a plant
  • Plant anatomy
  • What plants need to grow
It also helps them practice important scientific skills like
  • Observation
  • Recording data
  • Making predictions
Caring for a plant can also be a great way to introduce the concept of taking care of something other than oneself.Ā  If you’re looking for fun plant activities for kindergarten, here are some of our favorite resources. Click on the table of contents to jump to the section that interests you. Plant Books

Learning About Plants for Kids

Here are four great videos about seeds and plants that you can watch with your kids. Short videos like this can be helpful because they are a fun and easy way to provide information.

From Seed To Flower

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The video From Seed to Flower will be a hit with your students! From Seed to Flower is an enchanting and educational claymation video that takes students on a journey through the lifecycle of a flower. This movie features beautiful animation and engaging narration to provide a fun introduction to the basics of flower anatomy.

How Does a Seed Become a Plant

Do you know how a tiny little seed becomes a big, tall plant? Jessi and Squeaks show you in this engaging video! You’ll learn all about the different parts of a seed and see just how it grows into a plant. This is one educational video that you don’t want to miss! This video does use some complex terms, such as endosperm and germination. Kindergarten children don’t need to understand them at this point. Still, there is no harm in exposing children to vocabulary that they will encounter later.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/tkFPyue5X3Q

Peep Plants a Seed

Join Peep the chick as he learns all about planting, watering, and waiting patiently for his sunflower to grow. Your kids will love following along with Peep as he learns about planting, caring for plants, and waiting patiently for his sunflower to grow. By the end, your children will be excited to get their hands dirty and plant their own seeds!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yxs7P7LWzDg

Grover Talks About Plants

Here’s your chance to get your kids excited about gardening! Everyone’s favorite blue furry monster from Sesame Street is here to teach them all about plants. Your kids will learn all about what plants need to stay healthy and thrive. Thanks, Grover!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZDjFZVqiLvY

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Life cycle of a plant for kindergarten

Free plant printables are a great tool to have on hand. They can be used to create low prep activities that will keep your students engaged and learning. Plus, they get to learn about plants in the process! What could be better than that? These free resources make easy low prep plant activities for kindergarten.
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Free Printable Life Cycle Reader

If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to teach your kids about the plant life cycle, try our free printable life cycle reader! Learn about three different plants and their life cycles with this engaging printable. Each reader includes pages to read and color.

Lift-the-Flap Plant Life Cycle PrintableĀ 

Kids will have a blast learning about the different plant life stages with our free Lift-the-Flap Plant Life Cycle. This fun cut-and-paste book makes learning easy and fun for budding scientists! This free printable Watermelon Life Cycle spinner is a great way to teach kids about the growth of watermelons. You can print it out, cut it out, and assemble it quickly. Kids will love spinning their watermelon around to see how it grows from a tiny black seed to a seedling to a fully formed plant with ripe watermelons.
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Life cycle of a plant for kindergarten

Parts of a Plant Worksheet

This Parts of a Plant Worksheet is perfect for any budding botanist! With this fun and hands-on activity, you can plant a bean seed and watch it sprout and grow before your very eyes. As your plant grows, you’ll learn all about the different parts of a plant and how they work together. This is a great way to get kids interested in science and nature, and who knows – you might even inspire the next great botanist! Looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your kids? Look no further than How To Plant a Seed Sequencing Worksheets! This 40-page pack of cut and paste activities is the perfect way to teach your kids about planting a seed. Plus, they’re a lot of fun too! This Parts of a Plant Flip Book is the perfect way to teach your kids about the different parts of a flower. They’ll love lifting the flaps and learning about flowers in a fun, interactive way! life cycle of a plant for kindergarten

Plant Activities- Science

One of the best plant activities for Kindergarten involve science experiments. Get ready to get your hands dirty, and have fun with plant science! Here are four awesome experiments that are perfect for teaching young students about plants.
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Food Coloring Flower ExperimentĀ 

This remarkable experiment teaches kids about the different parts of a flower, the flower life cycle, and capillary action. Watch their faces as the flowers magically change color right before their eyes! Plus, they’ll get a free worksheet to help them document their learning. Celery is a fascinating plant. Did you know you can regrow celery from the leftover stalk? It’s true! This simple kindergarten science experiment is perfect for budding botanists of all ages. With some water and some sunlight, you can watch your celery grow before your eyes. What a fun way to learn about plants!
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Easy Plant Transpiration Experiment

Plants are constantly taking in water through their roots and releasing it into the air through tiny openings on the leaves called stomata. In this easy experiment, you’ll capture the water plants produce through transpiration and learn more about how they work! The included worksheet provides complete instructions and guided discovery.
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Maze Potato Plant Experiment

Who knew potatoes could be so much fun? This excellent plant experiment will have kids of all ages marveling at the power of plants. Watch as potatoes grow through the maze, and learn about the importance of light in plant growth. This kit uses items you probably have around the house, so you can get started right away.

One of my favorit things to teach during the spring and summer seasons is theĀ life cycle of a plant for kindergarten. To make your job easy, I've included tons ofĀ plant activities for kindergartenĀ to include in yourĀ lesson plan on plants for kindergarten. I've included plant books, freeĀ kindergarten plants worksheet choices, and some handy educational videos on plants too. Plus theseĀ plant activity ideas for kids are handy for elementary age students from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders too!

Plant Crafts

Kids love crafts, right? And what could be better than crafts that involve planting and growing seeds? Here are two favorite crafts that double as science experiments.
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Easy Craft House

Looking for something fun to do with your kids? How about making a grass house? It’s easy and a great way to teach students about plants and seeds.
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Silly Grass Head Plant Craft

Looking for a fun and easy craft project for the kids? They’ll love making these Silly Grass Head Plants! This is such a fun activity, and children will have a blast giving their grass heads a haircut. So get crafting and let the silly hair growth begin!

Plant Books

Let’s start with some great books. Here are our top four recommendations. All of these make a great introduction to plant activities for Kindergarten.

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons

Looking for an excellent book to help younger students learn about seeds and plants? From Seed to Plant is a great choice! This well-written and illustrated book details the life cycle process of a plant growing from seed to plant.Ā This is an excellent introduction to a plant unit ā€“ just the right amount of information for young elementary-age kids. The large, colorful pictures and short, concise sentences are perfect for keeping young children engaged. At the same time, they learn the basics of plant growth.

The Tiny Seed By Eric Carle

Welcome to the world of The tiny seed! This charming picture book tells the story of a little seed’s adventures on its way to becoming a beautiful flower. Along the way, readers will learn about the life cycle of plants. The tiny seed is perfect for teaching young children about nature and life cycles.

Lola Plants A Garden by Anna McQuinn

CELEBRATE the joys of gardening with Lola in her latest adventure, Lola Plants a Garden! After reading a book of garden poetry, Lola sets out to learn all about plants so she can plant her very own garden. She is soon ready to get her hands dirty and get planting. Filled with excitement (and impatience), Lola can’t wait to see her seeds sprout and grow into beautiful flowers.Ā A must-read for any aspiring gardener, Lola Plants a Garden will inspire young readers to get out in the dirt and start their own gardens. So grab your copy today!

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow is the perfect book for budding gardeners of all ages. Follow along with the mother and daughter duo as they plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings in their backyard and watch them grow into beautiful flowers.Ā  This educational and enjoyable book is filled with beautiful cut-paper collages that illustrate the different stages of growth, from planting to bloom. Looking for some fun and educational plant activities?! From planting seeds to learning about plant parts, there's something here for everyone! We've gathered together the best books, printables, videos, and more to help you teach your kindergarten students all about plants. We hope you have found this post helpful as you plan your plant unit. Be sure to check out our other posts for more ideas and activities. And don’t forget to share with fellow teachers!

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Plant Activities for Kindergarten

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Flower Crafts

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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