In this activity, children will learn about some of the different
colors flowers can be.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Colored construction paper
- Books with pictures of various flowers in them
WHAT TO DO
- Ask children to name the different flowers that they know.
Then ask them to tell what colors those flowers can be. (Point
out that flowers can come in many different colors. A rose, for
example, could be red, pink, or white.) On a chart or on the board,
record the names of flowers and the colors they can be.
- Tell children that they are going to make a paper, flower garden
on the bulletin board. The goal will be to include as many different
colors of flowers as they can. Explain that the flowers they make have
to be a color that the real flowers can be (a red rose, a blue morning-glory,
a white daisy, an orange tiger lily, a purple pansy, a yellow marigold).
- Distribute the books with pictures of flowers and have children search
through the books to find different colored flowers. Add new flowers to the
chart you started earlier. Then help children draw and cut out construction paper
flowers for the bulletin board.
- Cut out and mount (on the bulletin board) the stems and leaves for the flowers
yourself. This way children can focus on the flowers.
- Have children group the flowers in their garden according to color. Encourage
them to continue to search for flowers to add to each group.
- Discuss with children the things that a flower needs to grow: soil (nutrients),
water, light, warmth. Make a list of these necessities to post alongside the bulletin
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