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Flower Power

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  • several small- or medium-sized vases
  • various flowers or plants


What to do

1. Purchase one new flower or plant for the classroom each month. (Be sure to ask your florist if the flower or plant needs any special treatment.)

2. Introduce the flower or plant to the children.

3. Ask the children to note the flower's name, color, and how long the flower or plant lasts.

4. Try to make the flower or plant fit with the month. For example:

  • January: orchids
  • February: miniature roses
  • March: shamrocks or daffodils
  • April: tulips
  • May: impatiens
  • June: daisies
  • July: lilies
  • August: sunflowers
  • September: tomato plant
  • October: mums
  • November: hydrangeas
  • December: amaryllis


-Amelia Griffin, Ontario, Canada

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Flowers/Trees/Nature/Earth
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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