Do you want to give your children an exciting, hands-on experience with learning about botany that is sure to pique their interest? Then this ultimate guide to botany for kids is perfect for them!
Not only will they gain a solid science foundation in plant life, but they’ll also be able to directly apply it by growing and caring for plants of their own.
Everything from the basics of photosynthesis, how plants are categorized and named, and even garden design tips – we’ve got it all in this comprehensive guide. Read on as we take you through the journey to uncovering nature’s secrets with kids!
I am particularly excited about this post talking about one of my favorite all-time topics: botany for kids! Add learning and the outdoors to the mix and I am giddy.
I collected and reviewed these botany posts written over the years. These ideas are not only some of my most loved activities but children fall in love with botany activities, too.
These botany posts should cover the interests of most children. When introducing any new topic, thinking about the type of learner and his interests is key.
Don’t force a child to plant seeds if what he loves to do is count the seeds and monitor where they need or should be planted in a garden bed, for example.
Botany for Kids – Learn about Nature & Plants with Kids
Parts of a Flower
This post introduces Montessori’s Parts of a Flower puzzle and one work commonly associated with the puzzle.
This botany activity uses a FREE download and concrete materials (erh…seeds). My sons loved this matching activity.
The Lifecycle of a Pumpkin
Perfect for a fall harvest unit and for laying the ground for a full year of garden learning.
This roundup of activities will give you everything you need for a pumpkin unit.
Winter Trees Activities for Kids
We often forget the beauty and learning available to us during the winter months. Take a moment to go outside and observe the winter wonders.
Fine Motor Activity with Sunflowers
This post is a popular one with teachers, parents, and kids. The best part is that this activity involves completing the work cycle in the most literal sense.
Plant the sunflower seed, watch it grow and grow and grow, watch it die, harvest the seeds, and enjoy!
Learning about Pollination
Pollination is an amazing topic that often gets forgotten. I am fascinated by the fact that plants have masculine and feminine parts in order to reproduce. We can observe this fact in our everyday gardens.
Learning Parts of a Fruit
Another fantastic learning tool to conduct outdoors and/or with real fruit inside a classroom.
Introducing Parts of the Seed to Preschoolers
Kids love seeds! Especially when they can see and touch the seed. This activity provides plenty of opportunities for observation and awesome hands-on learning.
The life cycle of a tree is a lesson that ignites a child’s sense of wonder about the world and the desire to want to learn more.
Do you have a favorite botany for kids’ activities? Be sure to check out my Living Non-Living Lesson, a core part of the Montessori life science sequence!