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Preschool lesson plan for Flowers

One of many pretty flowers to learn about.
One of many pretty flowers to learn about.

Morning Circle
Bring a variety of different types of flowers, or photos of flowers, to the circle. Ask the children if they recognize or can name any of the flowers. Point out each flower, say its name, and give some basic information about it. Let the kids know which one is your favorite and ask each of them which one they like the best. Let the children smell the flowers, or bring in some floral scents. Talk about the three things flowers need to grow - 1. sun, 2. water, and 3. soil. 

Learning Activities
1. Make a paper plate sunflower or daisy.
2. Plant some flowers.
3. Press or dry flowers.
4. Carnation Coloring - buy some white carnations and put them in clear vases or containers. Add a little food coloring and watch as the flowers soak up the water and turn color.
5. Make a flower mobile.
6. Scrap Paper Flowers
7. Handprint Lillies

Imaginative/Dramatic Play
1. Flower Shop/Florist
2. Planting a garden
3. Pretend to be a flower.

Music & Movement
1. Ring O'Round the Roses

Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Jack's Garden by Henry Cole
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons

Meals/Snack Ideas
1. Sunflower seeds
2. Honeysuckle
3. Cooking with floral herbs
4. Use flower cookie cutters to make cookies or finger sandwiches

Outside Play/Games
1. Seed, Seed, Sprout (played like Duck, Duck, Goose)

Movie Time
1. Barbie's Fairytopia
2. Elmo's World - Flowers, Bananas & More
3. Maggie and the Ferocious Beast - Rain Showers and Spring Flowers

Field Trip Tips
1. Visit a garden
- Denver Botanic Gardens (Denver, CO)
- The Hudson Gardens (Littleton, CO)
- Tagawa Gardens (Centennial, CO)
2. Visit a nursery
- Paulino Gardens (Denver, CO)
-  Dardanos Flowerland (Denver, CO)
- Center Greenhouse (Denver, CO)
- Echter's (Arvada, CO)
3. Help a local church, school or neighborhood with their community garden

For More Info:
First School
Everything Preschool
A to Z Teacher Stuff
Preschool Education

For Other Lesson Plans:
Build A Scarecrow Day
Teddy Bear Picnic Day
National Apple Week
National Aviation Day
National Dog Day
Children's Good Manners Month


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