Not only will children have a visual, the flower, representation for each letter but it will help them begin to identify flowers. Before you plant decorate a large Popsicle stick with the letter of the alphabet and the name of the flower.
Have your child create a flower diary with 26 pages, put an empty seed packet on each page. Your child then can use colored pencils to label each page of their flower diary with the name of the flower and with the letter of the alphabet in larger bright colors. From seed to flower your child can record each flower’s growth with pictures and words.
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Flower Garden Resources:
· Flower Garden by Eve Bunting and Kathryn Hewitt
· How to Draw Flowers by Barbara Soloff-Levy
· Buds and Blossoms: A Book About Flowers (Growing Things) by Blackaby, Susan, Delage, and Charlene
· I Plant a Garden with My Mom by Paula Papazoglu and Susan Kathleen Gumm
· Growing Flowers (Maurer, Tracy, Green Thumb Guides.) by Tracy Maurer
· Flowers (Growing Flowers) by Gail Saunders-Smith
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