You are invited to download the pine tree pack – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images to create hands-on science activities for your students. Children will learn stages of the unique pine tree life cycle, practice sequencing skills, work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills, and learn parts of a pine tree. This resource will come in handy when exploring the winter biology unit, tundra and taiga biomes, and forest habitat.
There are so many uses for the Pine tree life cycle printables in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. These are a great addition to preschool Winter and Christmas units. Create trays for your Montessori shelf to explore the life cycle of conifer trees along with the tundra biome or botany unit – the life cycle of a tree.
The pine tree life cycle is quite fascinating. Here is its story.
Pine Cones. Male pine cones create and release pollen. They generally grow on the lower parts of the tree. Pollen is spread by the wind onto female cones that generally grow on the upper part of the tree. Pollination occurs and female cones begin to grow seeds inside of them. It can take up to 3 years for female cones to mature.
Seeds. Seeds mature and drop on the ground. Seedlings. In the grounds, seeds germinate and start pushing roots down into the group and little seedling appears above the ground. Sapling then becomes a young tree. An adult tree can grow up to 150 feet (46 meters) and live for up to 100 years.
You may like to create a story of a pine tree and tell it to a whole class or in a small group using this printable as a prompt.
Students then can be encouraged to retell the story in their own words and complete the cutting/coloring and pasting activity in the correct sequence.
Use tracing strip cards for tracing, coloring, and learning new vocabulary.
Here is what’s included:
- Pine tree life cycle poster
- Pine tree life cycle 3 part cards
- Pine tree life cycle information cards
- Pine tree life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
- Pine tree life cycle tracing strips
- Parts of a Pine tree poster
- Parts of a Pine tree information cards
- Parts of a Pine tree booklet (independent writing)
- Parts of a Pine tree poster minus labels
- Parts of a Pine tree labels
- Parts of a Pine tree tracing & independent writing
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
How to use this resource:
Parts of a Pine Tree – Gather books about coniferous trees for children to explore. Print posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards. Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards.
Present the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part and make their own research. Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the pine tree.
Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the pine tree life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
Pine tree life cycle 3- part cards – Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to preserve colors and card quality for future use. Place picture cards in a column and invite the children to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word. Present control cards and invite the child to lay the stages of the cycle in the correct order.
Pine tree life cycle line art – supply scissors, glue, and coloring pencils. Invite the student to color and cut cards and glue them into the correct sequence.
Pine tree tracing/labeling and coloring worksheets – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable pen. Invite the child to trace the words and color corresponding images. Alternatively, print pages on regular printing paper and invite the child to trace or label parts of the pine tree life cycle.
You might like to invite the students to compare the life cycle of a pine tree with other plants.
resources you might find helpful in your classroom
The Tundra Biome is a learning set containing 3-part cards, description cards, information posters, student booklets for coloring and practicing handwriting, and research worksheets for students to learn about the tundra biome. Students will learn about the main characteristics of this ecosystem, animal, plant, and human adaptations.
Here is what’s included:
- The printable features photographic images and clipart (as a part of student worksheets and posters).
- Information cards on The Tundra, The Arctic Tundra, The Alpine Tundra, Characteristics of the Alpine and Arctic Tundras, Plants and Animals of the Arctic Tundra, Adaptations of the Inuit People (Dwellings, Tools and Transportation, Food Habits, Clothing)
- 3-part cards on Animals of the Arctic Tundra, Plants of the Arctic Tundra, Regions of the Arctic Tundra, and Regions of the Alpine Tundra.
- Description cards on Animal Adaptations and Plant Adaptations
- Posters with Animals and Plants of the Arctic Tundra (feature clipart)
- The Tundra Biome Research student worksheets
- Student booklets on plants and animals of the Arctic Tundra for coloring, practicing independent handwriting and tracing (cursive and print)
- Animal and Plant research worksheets.