May Worksheet: Plants and Flowers

May Worksheet: Plants and Flowers

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May Worksheet: Plants and Flowers
This seasonal worksheet is called 'May Worksheet: Plants and Flowers' and was kindly provided by Scholastic, and can also be downloaded from their website. It is a two-page instruction sheet for a teacher, helping with ideas on how to organize a May Day lesson. The worksheet suggests to exploit several ideas for engaging kids in acknowledging the importance of plants and flowers to the planet. The ideas suggested are: 
Informative session
Eggshell planters
Easter grass
Vegetable soup
Flower Power
Bean Contest
Growing seeds
During the informative session, tell the kids how plants can release oxygen as part of their life cycle. Stress the importance of the process. Mention how all living beings on the planet rely on plants as their food. Elaborate on variety of plants available across the world in all the different climates.
As part of the eggshell planters activity, encourage students to use eggshells for planting seeds in the classroom. Shells with small amount of soil can be put into an egg carton for storage. Together, water seeds regularly and see them grow. Plants can be then transfered to outdoors.
Easter grass activity suggests growing a mini-meadow in the Easter Basket (or any other container). Detailed instructions on seeding and caring are provided.
Involve children in making a vegetable soup! Everyone can bring something to the table and help peeling and cutting the produce. Kids are most likely to enjoy the soup if they made it themselves!
Flower Power activity encourages children to study the parts flowers consist of and to discuss different types of flowers and how they can be used or what insects they attract.
Kids love to compete! Organize a bean growing contest: get them use a milk carton and plant several beans in there. Children must keep a daily log of how they are caring for the plants and what they do to help them grow faster.
This seasonal worksheet is called 'May Worksheet: Plants and Flowers' and was kindly provided by Scholastic, and can also be downloaded from their website. It is a two-page instruction sheet for a teacher, helping with ideas on how to organize a May Day lesson. The worksheet suggests to exploit several ideas for engaging kids in acknowledging the importance of plants and flowers to the planet.
The ideas suggested are: 
- Informative session
- Eggshell planters
- Easter grass
- Vegetable soup
- Flower Power
- Bean Contest
- Growing seeds
During the informative session, tell the kids how plants can release oxygen as part of their life cycle. Stress the importance of the process. Mention how all living beings on the planet rely on plants as their food. Elaborate on variety of plants available across the world in all the different climates.
As part of the eggshell planters activity, encourage students to use eggshells for planting seeds in the classroom. Shells with small amount of soil can be put into an egg carton for storage. Together, water seeds regularly and see them grow. Plants can be then transfered to outdoors.
Easter grass activity suggests growing a mini-meadow in the Easter Basket (or any other container). Detailed instructions on seeding and caring are provided.
Involve children in making a vegetable soup! Everyone can bring something to the table and help peeling and cutting the produce. Kids are most likely to enjoy the soup if they made it themselves!
Flower Power activity encourages children to study the parts flowers consist of and to discuss different types of flowers and how they can be used or what insects they attract.
Kids love to compete! Organize a bean growing contest: get them use a milk carton and plant several beans in there. Children must keep a daily log of how they are caring for the plants and what they do to help them grow faster.