Learning Parts of Plants and How They Grow

Growing Gardens Unit

Mother Goose Time curriculum this month has offered a perfect spring unit for the kids. Growing Gardens is the topic. The kids have really enjoyed this unit, we have labeled parts of plants, watched plants grow and recorded our observations, learned the process of how plants grow and done many hands on fun learning ideas to learn these concepts.

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At the beginning of our month, the boys both planted grass seeds. They recorded their observations on the provided observation page. We waited a couple days in between observations so that there was a change in what it looked like from 1 observation to the next.

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The boys enjoyed labeling the different parts of the plant, both of them could tell me all the parts of a plant by the time they were done.
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This months manipulative included with out monthly shipment are bunnies. Ethan loved sorting them by color and by size. We have used them for many different activities this past few weeks including figuring out our Math-U-See work pages.IMG_5251 IMG_5255

Tangrams are always a favorite, they were the second included manipulative this month. One of my favorite things is that they include some easier to make designs using the tangrams for younger kids and some that are harder and take quite a bit of concentration from the kids in order to complete them. This month we made different flowers using the shapes.
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The next day they cut out and made their vegetables and glued them to the popsicle sticks to go in their vegetable gardens. IMG_5343 IMG_5346 IMG_5347 IMG_5349 IMG_5351

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DIY Pretend garden craft

We put bean seeds in between a wet paper towel, put it in a ziplock bag and made sure to add water every day. Here is what they looked like a few days ago. After that they kept growing until there was a very long root and even leaves on the plant. This was a great visual way to watch how plants grow!IMG_5355

We also did the colored water and celery experiment, which the boys were really excited about! It is a great way to watch how water travels up a plant, and all of my kids have enjoyed this experiment around this age.
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We also made these cute flower hats. Ethan wanted to paint his flower.

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Gabe just wanted to color his.IMG_5289 IMG_5290

You do know that according to preschoolers everything needs to have glitter on it  😉 which does mean that you will find glitter all around your house for weeks after!
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Flower hat craft for kids Flower Hat

The boys have had a wonderful time with this unit, just as much as any other unit we have done using Mother Goose Time Curriculum. Their units are always a hit. Last week and this next week we are learning about different vegetables and visitors in the garden.

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2 thoughts on “Learning Parts of Plants and How They Grow

  1. I absolutely loved this post. My favorite was the pretend vegetables garden. I think it is so important to expose kids to vegetables and I believe that the more they know how good they are for them and are exposed to them the greater the chance they will actually eat them. We did a mining unit study weeks ago and when I asked the tour guide why the men were so small back then he said it was because they did not have lots of vegetables back then. I loved that comment and was so glad that my son heard. Your boys are darling and you always put a smile on my face when I read and see your posts…:)

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