THE TINY SEED + ACTIVITY

We're enjoying the "winter" season here in southern California, but as a teacher, I'm always planning and prepping for the upcoming season. (Put your hands up if you're a TYPE A!!!) This time it's SPRING! So to welcome the warmth of spring, I've resurrected a classic book by Eric Carle, The Tiny Seed, plus the activity I did alongside with it. Here's what we did: 

First I read aloud The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Next we discussed living and non-living things. I carefully guided the conversation to plants, specifically flowers, so that we can do our next activiy - walk around our school campus scouting for flowers.

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After we plucked our flowers (don't worry - we made sure to leave flowers for the rest of our school) we headed back to our classroom to work on a parts of a flower worksheet. You can find a free copy right here (courtesy of Simply Kinder). 

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Then came the creative and scientific part. We carefully examined our flower and sketched it out.  Finally, we brought our flowers back to life with watercolors.  

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If you have magnifying glasses, books, videos or whatever other means of discovering the intriciate parts of a flower, please do so. Your ever-curious child will thank you. Enjoy!