Check out this pack dedicated to plant activities and plant printables for a plant unit for Kindergarten teachers. These activities are easy to prep, store, and use.
This printable unit on plants is broken down into 4 sections that can be taught independently and in any order. Or you can use all 4 sections in the order provided. And check out our new link to Books about Plants here!
What is a Plant?
This is one section in this plant unit and the section I use first. We begin with a whole group chart and a discussion on what we know about plants. This allows me to see our background information on plants so I know our misconceptions and what information we understand.
I use the page provided in the back and project it via a smart board. I use the filled in version on the front to help guide my learners to see what they understand. We can work on this science activity shown below to check for our understanding.
Next, we can read some plant books. I like this book, What is a Plant? by Bonnie Walker Kalman on Amazon. Then we can do a pocket chart sort together to place our items into two groups, plants or not plants. What a fun plant activity!
Next, we use this plant printable for students to complete so they can show their understanding of what is a plant and what is not a plant. How much fun is this plant unit for Kindergarten?!
Parts of a Plant
Next, another section is dedicated to the parts of a plant. Here is a glimpse of the plant printable activities in this plant unit.
Check out these plant printables for the parts of a plant. This is the chart section for the teacher and student. Then, we use chart activity to sort the pieces in the pocket chart to label the parts of a plant.
Then, we use the plant printable included in the pack to make sure we know the parts of the plant and those specific terms.
I use these activity integrated into our reading and writing time as well, specifically as word work. So not all these activities are meant to be used only during a science block.
Check out these plant printables and plant activities for ABC order. It is a fun, themed way to work on skills with a plant unit.
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How We Use Plants?
Then, we start to talk about how we use plants. This is a great activity to cover since students usually have no idea how much people use plants every single day. This specific section can also be used to help with Earth Day activities.
One of my favorite parts of this discussion is when my students eye get open to all the products people use that come from plants, including food. Here is a peek at the charts we use to drive our discussions.
Next, we can sort together and with this comes from a plant printable. I have seen many WOW moments. Students know that wood is made of trees. And many students know that tables are made of wood. But you will be surprised how many don’t connect trees to tables or furniture!
What Does a Plant Need?
This plant writing printable is a huge help since it contains the word wall at the top to help guide learners for independence.
Here is a peek at the pocket chart sorting pieces student plant printable.
Plant Unit For Kindergarten Ideas
Looking for more plant unit integration ideas for ELA activities? I love to review and reinforce syllables with this plant theme. Students could clap out pictures and place them on the mat based on the syllables.
There are two syllable options we use in small groups or individually. You can see the second option here. One reason I like this is because you can reteach with one option, then have students practice with another syllable option.
You can store and use all these materials in these colored baggies. When I created this plant unit, I wanted to make it easy and useful as possible. All the pieces are color coded to help you sort and store all the plant printable materials.
Here is a peek the edges of this plant printable pack so you can see how I color coded the pieces.