When I think of spring, I think of planting seeds, growing plants and flowers and all things outdoors! Teach kids about the 5 main parts of a plant and the function of each with this easy STEAM activity (Science + Art!). Use art and craft supplies you have on hand to create your own plant with all the different parts! Great for a plant theme for preschool to first grade, at home or in the classroom.
PARTS OF PLANT CRAFT FOR KIDS
PARTS OF A PLANT
Plants grow all around us, and they are super important for life on earth. For older kiddos, you might like to use our printable photosynthesis worksheets to explore how plants take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into energy.
What are the parts of a plant? The main parts of a plant are the roots, stem, leaves, and flowers. Each part has an important role to play in the growth of the plant.
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Roots are the part of the plant that are normally found under the soil. Their main function is to keep the plant in the soil by acting as an anchor. Roots also take in water and nutrients to help the plant grow.
The stem of the plant provides support for the leaves and takes water and minerals to the leaves. The stem also takes food from the leaves to the other parts of the plant.
The leaves of a plant are very important for making food for the plant through a process called photosynthesis. The leaves absorb light energy and along with carbon dioxide and water, change it into food. The leaves also pass oxygen into the air through pores in their surface.
Flowers are where pollination happens so that fruit and seed grows and new plants can be produced. Petals are usually the colorful part of the flower which attract insects to visit and pollinate it.
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PARTS OF A PLANT FOR KIDS
Use whatever craft supplies you have on hand to make the main parts of a plant with this simple craft activity. Glue or tape them to our printable worksheet to name and discuss what each part does.
- Printable parts of a plant worksheet
- Assorted craft paper, pipe cleaners, string etc.
- Glue or tape
STEP 1. Make the petals for your flower and glue onto the worksheet.
STEP 2. Add a stem to your plant and attach to the paper.
STEP 3. Next cut out leaves and glue or tape them to the stem of the plant.
STEP 4. Lastly add roots to the plant.
MORE FUN PLANT ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Looking for more plant lesson plans? Here are few suggestions for fun plant activities that would be perfect for preschoolers and elementary kids.
Learn about the apple life cycle with these fun printable activity sheets!
Learn the parts of a leaf with our printable coloring page.
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Use a few simple supplies you have on hand to grow these cute grass heads in a cup.
Grab some leaves and find out how plants breath with this simple activity.
Learn about how water moves through the veins in a leaf.
Explore the life cycle of a bean plant.
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Use this seed bomb recipe and make them as a gift or even for Earth Day.
PARTS OF PLANTS FOR KIDS
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