Looking for fun ways to teach kids about the plant life cycle?! These 11 science activities and experiments are perfect for preschool, kindergarten and first grade. Make a sprout house, try your hand at leaf chromatography, turn a flower not one but TWO colors and more!
Plant Life Cycle Activities: Peek Inside!
I love starting the plant unit by making our sprout houses so that seeds have plenty of time to grow.
My kids keep track of their plants’ progress in their handy journals.
I use the eye-catching posters to introduce the parts of a seed and flower and chat about photosynthesis.
Then, we dive further into the stages of a flower’s life cycle with a colorful craftivity.
We also make a fun sunflower life cycle hat.
We make an interactive lapbook that’s all about flowers, gluing the labels next to the right parts…
…then opening up the book to put the life cycle stages in order and identify four things flowers need!
And finally, sorting objects that are plants and not plants on the back page! It’s a four-in-one.
We find out why leaves are green and then change colors in the fall with a fun chromatography experiment.
Then we turn an ordinary white flower into not one but TWO colors to learn about how plants “drink” water from the ground and then deliver it throughout the plant!
AND we learn how scientists decide whether or not something is living. (It sounds so simple, but it’s surprisingly tricky for some kiddos!)
And that’s just the beginning!