Paper plates, one for each child colored pencils
1. Give each child a paper plate. Demonstrate how to draw two straight lines
(one vertical and one horizontal) across the center of the plate to divide it
into four equal quarters.
2. In the top left section, ask the children to draw a picture of the first few
leaves of a plant growing through the ground.
3. In the top right quarter, have the children draw a picture of the same plant as
it would look when the first flower buds start to appear.
4. In the bottom right sections, ask the children to draw a picture of the plant
with the flower in full bloom.
5. In the final section, have the
children draw a picture of the
flower dying and its seeds
falling to the ground.
6. Using a pencil, the
children poke a hole
in the center of the
plate and push the
pencil through the
hole, so that the plate
can spin on it.
7. Encourage the children
to spin their own plates
and see how the “circle of
life” is never-ending.
8. If possible, visit a flower garden to
see the circle of life in action.