Flowers grow in most parts of the world except near the North and South poles.
Here are twelve (12) fun flower activities to do with kids.
Plant flowers from seeds.
Plant flowers from bulbs.
Observe and identify flowers on a nature walk, in your neighborhood, etc.
Bring along a camera and field guides. Observe flowers with a hand lens. Estimate the number of petals. Count the number of petals. Measure the flowers. Measure the stems and leaves of the flowers. Can you see the roots? Why? Sketch flowers. Repeat each season. Are the flowers the same each season?
Research your state flower. Sketch and plant your state flower.
Create an alphabetical list of flowers.
Make an alphabet book of flowers (or read an alphabet book of plants/flowers such as Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel.)
Place between pieces of wax paper, then insert in an old magazine or catalog. Use the pressed flowers on handmade cards, bookmarks, in picture frames, or on bulletin boards.
Create poems about flowers.
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Read books about flowers.
Visit a greenhouse or nursery. (Take a camera.)
Great field trip with the kids! Have the kids notice the physical structure of the greenhouse. Ask the kids what is different about this structure compared to their homes, classrooms, schools. ( light, temperature, irrigation, and ventilation systems) Observe how the owners/employees take care of the plants. Observe the variety of plants. (Usually the plants are labeled and tell what sun conditions are best for the plants.) Have the children take a picture of or sketch their favorite plant.
Create flowers with watercolors, clay, crayons, markers, paper, etc.
Watch a video on how to make an origami tulip.
Learn about Vincent Van Gogh and create sunflowers
Enjoy flowers in your home or classroom.