So, I spent yesterday afternoon and part of today thinking of some activities that might be a little more exciting than the typical things we do. One of the things I will be teaching is about the parts of a flower or plant. I plan on doing some planting/indoor gardening, playing some fun games, and offering a few art activities. So today I decided AK and I should test out on of the art activities. The plan is for each child to make their own flower and then label the parts: flower, stem, leaves, roots. Here is what to do.
1st - Cut out a flower shape (I did this part) from a paper plate and paint it.
2nd - Cut out a long flower stem and glue it to a large piece of white paper.
3rd - Cut out leaves. AK decided to draw her's first.
4th - Cut short lengths of brown yarn and glue them down to create roots.
Here is the finished product!
As you can see, we did not label the parts. Maybe we'll do that tomorrow.