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.
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
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
1. Sunflower seeds
3. Cooking with floral herbs
4. Use flower cookie cutters to make cookies or finger sandwiches
1. Seed, Seed, Sprout (played like Duck, Duck, Goose)
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