Activities Using Real Flowers for Flower Theme Week

I don’t know about the rest of you but I just can’t imagine doing a flower theme week with the kids and not having some activities involving fresh flowers. This past week was flower week in the Homeschooler household and here are just a few of the things we did in our learning and playing process.

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Sensory Pool- some green foil shred and a few cut flowers in our paddling pool was a fun way to cool off on a hot day.

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Painting with Flowers- instead of paint brushes or fingers, try painting with flowers. The petals can give quite an interesting pattern when you use them like a stamp.

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Dissecting Flowers- put out 3 bowls and have the children separate the petals, leaves, and stems from one another.

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Flower Petal Goop- once you have a bowl of flower petals, add cornstarch and water to create goop. We didn’t measure our ingredients this time, just let the kids mix it and check the consistency and tell me what they wanted more or less of until they were happy with the result.

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Changing Flower Colors (from the inside!)- this is a great way to get a discussion going about the things flowers need to survive and how water from the ground travels up through the roots, stem, and into the flower. I could have gotten the point across using just 1 color but I try to seize every opportunity to cement color mixing in their minds. Using 7 cups, 7 white flowers, and red/yellow/blue food coloring I walked the kids through the color mixing process, leaving one cup of clear water as our control. Before getting started I took the kids’ predictions about what would happen. LittleMan predicted the flowers would change color. Tink predicted the flowers would turn fizzy and die. It took a few days to start seeing results but the kids were impressed.

Stop by tomorrow to see our flower themed sensory bins.

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