Are the flowers blooming where you are?
We always have an early blooming period before winter actually ends and then another frost before spring begins.
Now, though, we’re seeing flowers begin to bloom for the season.
So I wanted to share a printable science resource that’s perfect for spring – this flower life cycle sequencing activity!
This is a great way to teach early learners how flowers grow from seed to plant!
And because it’s interactive, it makes a fantastic science center activity.
Read on to see how to get your copy.
And, for more fun with flowers, try our simple Coffee Filter Flower Craft for kids!
Flower Life Cycle Sequencing Activity for Kids
To use this flower life cycle sequencing activity with students, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are listed below. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Child-safe scissors
- Glue stick
- Laminator (optional)
- Hook and loop adhesive coins (optional)
- Dry erase markers (optional)
This resource includes a flower life cycle mat, along with life stage circles.
There is a completed version inside that you can use to teach this sequence to your students.
Afterwards, they can practice completing the cycle in the correct order for themselves.
Students who are already writing can use the labeling version to write the name of each step in the cycle.
A full blackline version is included too!
How to Teach Early Learners about the Flower Life Cycle
This resource features a teaching script to help you introduce this topic to your class.
After you’ve opened with an initial discussion, you can use this activity in a few ways.
Use the labeled circles for students who are already reading words on their own.
The unlabeled circles are best for young or pre-reading students. They’d be good for ELL learners also!
If you’re using the labeling version of this flower life cycle sequencing activity, you can laminate the pages and let students write the names with dry erase markers.
Then you can just wipe them down and reuse them with the next group.
This is also a fantastic activity for science centers! Print the completed life cycle and then let students recreate the correct sequence on their own mat.
See this resource in action in the video below!
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