Connecting children with the great outdoors is so important. In fact, nature inspires creativity in children and allows children to use all of their senses. Are you a fan of nature studies? If you have been here for awhile you know how much we love nature. It’s become a big part of our daily lives and I truly feel like the kids are happier and healthier for getting outside and exploring nature. I hope you love the Montessori botany activities we are sharing with you today.
Botany Activities for Kids
Montessori Botany Activities – Flower Activities for Kids
I am sure a lot of you know what Botany is already, but this is a time to share and a time to learn. Botany might be new to some people and I think starting with the definition really helps give a vision of what we are doing.
Botany, also called plant science or plant biology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist or plant scientist is a scientist who specializes in this field of study. – Wikipedia
Let’s get started!
Botany Books for Kids
We started our Botany study with a few of our favorite plant books:
They also took 20 minutes to watch The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed (it’s free on Netflix)
Reading books, working with our botany cards and watching The Magic School Bus really opened up the world of Botany for the children. We are now becoming botanist in training.
Learning and Labeling the Parts of a Plant
Lovely Tulips – Grown and cared for by the children.
We took daily nature walks to explore the plants and flowers around our neighborhood.
Parts of a Flower Activity
An invitation to explore the parts of a plant
They made their own plant out of the parts collected and labeled it.
Great Botany Printables:
The Helpful Garden has an amazing set of Botany Cards (some of them are shown in the above pictures).
Montessori for Everyone has a wonderful free booklet All About Plants.
I love these Nature Study Notebooking Pages for Plants and Trees Study from Notebooking Pages.
Seed and Plant Matching Cards from Montessori Print Shop.
Great set of Lesson Plans and Cards from Montessori Services
Don’t forget to pick up a nature journal. My children each have one and absolutely love to use them regularly.
Our favorites are from eeboo, they are so pretty and glow in the dark. Take them with you on nature walks and trips to the park for an impromptu drawing session. Nature Journals are wonderful keepsakes and homeschool portfolios.
Flower Activities for Kids
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