You are invited to download the poppy pack – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on botany activities for your students. Children will learn the stages of the poppy life cycle, and parts of the red poppy, practice sequencing skills and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will be useful if you plan to talk about Anzac Day or Remembrance Day with your students and explore spring flowers in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
This resource contains a Poppy life cycle poster, worksheet, 3 part cards, and Parts of The Red Poppy printables.
Here is what’s included:
- Poppy life cycle poster
- Poppy life cycle 3 part cards
- Poppy life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
- Poppy life cycle tracing strips
- Parts of the Red Poppy poster
- Parts of the Red Poppy poster minus labels
- Parts of the Red Poppy labels
- Parts of the Red Poppy tracing
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
How to Use:
Parts of the Red Poppy – Gather books on flowers 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. Velco will come in especially handy if you decide to take your work outdoors. Having an additional challenge for little fingers is always welcomed when working with young children!
Present the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part. Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the red poppy.
Life Cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
3- part cards – Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to preserve colors and cards 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.
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.
Tracing 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 slide them into plastic pockets.
Three-part and description cards with eighteen different flowering plants. The printable features isolated images of commonly known flowers such as lotus, sunflower, pansy, orchid, tulip, rose, blue plumbago, calla lily, carnation, dahlia, daisy, bird of paradise, iris, lily, magnolia, narcissus, petunia, poppy.
The Types of Flowers printable includes:
- three mats with six types of flowers each
- six mats with flower descriptions
- 18 picture cards and 18 label cards
- two flower posters (with and without labels)
- cutting strips
- handwriting worksheets (feature black and white clipart) with cursive, print for tracing, and one set of independent writing
- coloring A4 pages for each individual flower
- This printable is included in the Nature Curriculum in Cards Series Bundle