Kinder-garden- Learning About Plants and their Life Cycle

Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring
We planted some seeds in our classroom. 
Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring
We started the lesson with a few books about planting seeds and seed growth:

 
Then did some review about what plants need to grow as well as the parts of a plant, using an anchor chart:
Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring
I had made up some labels with their names
Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring
and had them choose what seed they'd like to plant. They had to copy the name of the plant on the back of their popsicle stick,
Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring
 copying the word from a card that showed their options
Then it wast time to get our hands dirty {and the classroom too!}
Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring
our plants, in the sunlight

They filled in the first page in their plant booklet, which reviewed the steps they had gone through in planting their seeds:
Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring

Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring
Subsequent booklet pages will show data regarding their plant's growth.
You can find the plant booklet, anchor chart, lesson suggestions, name labels, and more {here}
Lots of fun ideas and hands on activities for students to learn about plants. Includes planting seeds and recording observations! Perfect for a spring theme. K-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #science #plants #plantunit #spring
and a plant lifecycle lapbook {here
This plant lifecycle lapbook provides students with a fun way to record their learning about plant growth. Hands on and engaging learning for Kindergarten-Second Grade. #plants #plantunit #lapbook #lapbooks #plantgrowth #lifecycles #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #science
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle served as the perfect springboard to this lesson. Plant life cycle learning and a book study with companion activities added even more learning! 
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle book study companion activities and Plant Life Cycle Unit. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, or individual study packs. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas based on the plant life cycle and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #picturebookactivities #literacy #guidedreading #ericcarle #thetinyseed #springbooks #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading
You can find the pack {here}

2 comments

  1. This is a wonderful plant unit! How fun!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  2. Planting is always an interesting topic for kids. I liked your tasks. Thanks for sharing!

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