Plants

Explore activities related to the parts of a plant.

Primary children enjoy learning about the plants around them. The children become well versed in botany as they spend time exploring plants, flowers, leaves, and leaf shapes. The activities below highlight the various parts of the plant and help children learn to recognize them on plants in nature.

Parts of the Plant Activities

Spoken Language: Parts of a Plant  ages 3 and up

Directions: Share the Introduction to the Parts of a Plant story with your child. (Older children may read the story independently). If you are gardening or repotting houseplants, you can use that as an opportunity to show the parts on a real plant. The story shared includes a small plant from Ms. Myesha’s backyard. With older children, we label the parts using cursive slips, and you will see them in the story as well. After the story, go outside and see if you can identify the parts of a plant on the variety of foliage growing in your back yard. Some roots can be seen above ground!

Coloring Activity ages 3 to 4 ½

Directions: Use crayons to color the plants on the coloring sheet. If you choose, color the individual parts of the plant you observed during the story. Use the control chart to see how you did!

Parts of a Plant Coloring Sheet.pdf
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Parts of a Plant Control Chart.pdf
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Writing Activity ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Use colored pencils to fill in the individual parts you observed during the story on the Parts of a Plant Writing sheets. Label the parts using beautiful cursive writing. Use the control chart to check your work.

Parts of a Plant Writing Sheets.pdf
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Parts of a Plant Control Chart.pdf
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Reading Activity ages 5 and up

Directions: Independently read the definitions for the plant and its parts. Color the plant template so that it matches the description. Use the control chart to check your work. Then, cut out the definitions to make your own booklet.

Parts of a Plant Definitions.pdf
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Parts of a Plant- 3 Part Cards ages 5 and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each part of the plant will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the parts of a plant to match the slips to the correct picture. Check your work with the control card.

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Parts of a Plant- Definition Stages ages 5 and up

Directions: Independently read the definitions for the Parts of the Plant. If desired, match the written description to the control card found in the 3 part card set. Next, cut out the red Parts of a Plant definition labels. Read the definition card that is missing the term. Choose the red slip that completes the definition for each part of the plant.

Parts of a Plant Definition Stage of Reading aClassification.pdf
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Additional Plant Activities

Backyard Plant Inventory ages 3 and up

Directions: Go outside and see how many different types of plants you have in your backyard. Can you identify all of the parts of the plant? Are some of the parts hidden?

3-4 years: Ask yourself the following questions: Which plant is the tallest? Which plant is the shortest? Which plants have flowers? Which plants do not have flowers?

5-6 years: Use the Backyard Plant Inventory sheet to analyze and catalog the plants in your backyard.

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Dandelion Scavenger Hunt ages 3 to 6 Dandelion

Directions: Go outside and see if you can find any dandelions in your backyard. Try to identify the parts of the dandelion. Hint: A dandelion is a plant and has leaves, a stem, roots, and a flower just as with other plants. Use the writing and drawing paper to draw a picture of a dandelion and write the name of this notable flower below. Label the parts too, if desired.

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Georgia Tree Classified Cards ages 3 and up

Directions: Print and cut the tree classified cards. Invite your child to admire them. Share the names of any trees your child does not know.

Classified Cards with labels:

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Classified Cards without labels:

Georgia Trees Classified Cards without labels.pdf
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Georgia Tree Scavenger Hunt  ages 3 to 6 ½ Trees

Directions:  There are many trees around your home. Do you know the names of the trees growing in your yard? Use the pictures of the trees and their leaves to identify which trees are a part of your surroundings. Don’t forget to check your front and your back yard. Check off the names of the trees that you find. Younger children may need help reading the tree names after finding the tree based on the photographs. Older children may complete this activity independently.

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Root Vegetable Classified Cards ages 3 and up

Directions: Print and cut the root vegetable classified cards. Invite your child to admire them. Share the names of any root vegetables your child does not know.

Classified Cards with labels:

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Classified Cards without labels:

Root Vegetable Classified Cards Without Labels.pdf
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Fruit-Plant Matching Cards ages 3 to 6

Directions: A fruit is the part of a plant that develops from the flower. The fruit covers and protects the seeds of the plant. Some fruits, such as apples, oranges, and lemons, can be found growing on trees. Other fruits, like berries, grow on bushes. Some fruits, like pineapple, grow on the ground. Print and cut out the cards below. Mix up the cards. Match the fruit to the plant it grows on.

Fruit-Plant Matching Cards.pdf
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Herb 3 Part Cards ages 3 to 6

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each herb will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of various herbs to match the slips to the correct picture. Check your work with the control card.

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