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To continue my previous post on flowers... here are the other activities we tried:
Flower Addition and Equation Matching. In this activity, I printed out addition cards using flower heads. The purpose of this activity is to match the addition cards with the proper equation in addition.
Flower Pattern Matching. I made some tricky patterns and printed it twice for Mavi to match. This can be also be played as a memory game.
Math Addition. Using the flowers we created in my previous post, we played a game of guess the total number of flowers using the flower equation cards that I made. I showed him an equation and he had to "stick" the correct number of flowers in the playdough for the answer.
Parts of a Plant. We made a model of a plant using the flowers and popsicle sticks. I made him identify the parts. I took out our Parts of a Plant Nomenclature and Booklet material for him to read and check his work. The plant version you see below is my work.
You can the Plant Nomenclature and Booklet by clicking the image below.
And here is Mavi's version. He wrote the labels on his own.
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Hi everyone! There are lots of daffodils growing in the yard and Mavi has been constantly picking them up for his "collection". So to make use of the flowers I pulled out our flower nomenclature cards and told him that he will need to dissect the daffodils to learn about its part.
Since we did this activity a few years ago, he was so excited to do it again. Kids love to do this! I know how dreadful it is to learn about the parts of a flower (with all those weird names). But if you get to this activity with your kids, with a tactile activity, they will definitely learn faster and the retention is much better.
As we dissect the daffodil, I would ask him questions like "how does the petals feel like?", "why do you think that some flowers are yellow some are red?". As we go along, I also discuss the functions of each parts. He mentioned that his favorite parts are the petals and the stamens because according to him, these makes the flower look beautiful.
If you are interested, you can this Parts of the Flower and Definition booklet by clicking the image below:
Afterwhich we read our book How Flowers Grow and look at the pictures of the different kinds of flowers around the world.
I was also inspired to make flowers in popsicle sticks. I love how these flowers turned out! You can place them in a vase and stick them using a playdough or clay :)
In our case, we found a purpose for these flowers in our math activity which I will talk about in my next post, so stay tuned!
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