Each year we do a unit on plants. We introduce plants when we visit the pumpkin patch in October before Halloween. We introduce the life cycle of a plant from seed to fruit. We expand on the concepts introduced in the fall.
We use the grid to the right to make a patchwork quilt. Click to enlarge the picture. Each child is given six 2 inch construction paper squares to glue as shown. We also give them three 2 inch squares of wallpaper paper. The squares are cut diagonally for the corner triangle patches. You can enlarge the grid pattern for a 9 inch patchwork square and then use 3 inch squares.
The flower square is a pattern that they cut out and glue to a white square. A large button is added for the center of the flower. Each year we ask parents to donate any old buttons that they are not using for these kinds of projects.
We used Coloration liquid watercolor or food coloring with an eyedropper to drop the paint on a coffee filter. The stem and leaves were made with green construction paper.
Books for Plant Unit
All About Seeds by Melvin Berger