Show kids that plants will grow towards the light by making a plant shoebox maze. credit: Plants for Kids. I also want to do a garden in a glass box so kids can see what goes on underneath. Part of science and discovery center. Can have them guess at the beginning what will happen and then document what is going on.
Parts of a plant: we did this in Playschool a few weeks ago with kids ages 1-5 and took our time talking about the various things a plant needs to grow as we added each one and then our labels. We added a label for the stem, one for the leaf, and the petals. For the flower petals we used cupcake liners, a great activity for kids especially preschool age that's interactive, educational, and fun! A great precursor to planting real flowers or plants in the classroom or home as we did yesterday!