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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Plant Life Cycle Lesson Plan

    Plant Life Cycle Preschool Activities

    Objective: To learn about the life cycles of plants

    Message: Plants grow from seeds. Plants grow and change.

    Book(s):

    • Nature’s Cycles: Plants by Dana Meachen Rau
    • Plant Life Cycles by Julie K. Lundgren
    • Seeds by Gail Saunders-Smith
    • Seed to Plant by Lisa M. Herrington
    • Acorn to Oak Tree by Lisa M. Herrington
    • I Am an Apple by Jean Marzollo
    • Life Cycle of a Pumpkin by Ron Fridell and Patricia Walsh
    • The Life Cycle of a Flower by Molly Aloian and Bobbie Kalman

    Fine Motor Skills: Science pages 20-21

    Craft/Activity 1: Science Centers pages 62-71

    Craft/Activity 2: Plant Life Cycle Worksheets

    • Life Cycle of a Plant (http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/life-cycle-of-a-plant/)
    • Plant Life Cycle (http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/plant-life-cycle/)
    • Pumpkin Life Cycle (http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/pumpkin-life-cycle/)
    • Pumpkin Life Cycle Coloring (http://www.itsybitsyfun.com/uploads/9/8/7/6/9876061/pumpkin_life_cycle_to_color.pdf)
    • How Does Corn Grow (http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/corn-life-cycle/)

    Craft/Activity 3: Plant Life Cycle Plate Craft

    Materials

    • Plant life cycle printable (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/2a/1c/66/2a1c66c652b65b73bd3ace34943e71a8.jpg)
    • Blank paper
    • Paper plate
    • Black marker
    • Crayons
    • Scissors
    • Glue

    Directions

    1. Print the plant life cycle printable on the blank paper.
    2. Color the printable with the crayons.
    3. Cut out the four squares that illustrate the seeds, seedlings, young plants, and mature plants.
    4. Draw an X on the paper plate with the black marker.
    5. Glue the squares onto the paper plate in each quadrant in order.

    References

    DK Workbooks: Science, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-1-4654-1726-8
    Take It to Your Seat Science Centers, Grades PreK-K. 2005. Evan-Moor Educational Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59673-090-8

    Image Credits

    Plant Life Cycle Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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