Tomato Life Cycle and Parts of a Tomato Plant Printable
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You are invited to download the tomato plant 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 stages of the tomato plant life cycle, and parts of the tomato plant, practice sequencing skills and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to do gardening with your students in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
About gardening with kids the Montessori way
Gardening with kids the Montessori way is a great way to engage children in hands-on learning. Montessori emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting the natural world, and gardening provides a perfect opportunity for children to connect with nature. Children can learn about plant anatomy, biology, and the cycles of growth and decay. Additionally, they develop practical skills such as planting, watering and harvesting. Montessori gardening encourages children’s independence and self-confidence, as they take responsibility for their plants and observe the results of their efforts. Overall, gardening can be a fun and rewarding experience for children of all ages.
Getting children to grow their food even if it’s just in a plant pot is one of the best ways to get them excited about nourishing their developing bodies with nutritious vegetables. If planting tomatoes with your students is on your to-do list this May, I invite you to download this new freebie with tomato life cycle and parts of a tomato plant posters. Children will work on their sequencing skills, and practice tracing and coloring activities that prepare little hands for writing and help to improve fine motor.
When exploring gardening with your children you might like to give some of these hands-on activities a go:
Watch a video about gardening and plant life cycles. Sew plant life cycle.
Prepare a vegetable salad with ingredients of the children’s choice.
Explore the food pyramid and gather examples of everyday foods and treats for children to sort.
Invite the students to cut up a tomato, and gather magnifying glasses, paper, and pencils for children to explore the seeds and record their observations.
Make pizza from scratch.
tomato Life Cycle
Tomatoes have a relatively short life cycle compared to other plants. They generally take between 50 to 90 days to reach maturity, depending on the variety and growing conditions. The life cycle begins with a seed planted in the soil. Within a few days, a small shoot emerges from the soil. As the plant grows, leaves form and stems begin to develop. Tiny yellow flowers soon appear, which later give way to small green fruits. With time, the green fruit ripens and becomes red or yellow, ready to be harvested. Once the fruit is harvested, the plant’s life cycle ends and begins again with new seeds.
About Planting Tomatoes
Planting tomatoes requires a few important steps. First, choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Tomatoes need at least six hours of sunlight a day. Second, dig a hole about 2-3 inches deep and add compost or fertilizer to the soil. Third, gently remove the tomato seedling from its container and loosen the roots before placing it in the hole. Cover the roots with soil and water well. Finally, stake or cage the plant to support its growth and prevent it from falling over. Regular watering and fertilizing will help ensure a healthy and productive tomato harvest.
This resource contains a tomato plant life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of tomato plant printables.
HERE IS WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Tomato plant life cycle poster
Tomato plant life cycle 3 part cards
Tomato plant life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
Parts of a tomato plant – Gather books on the plant life cycle and gardening 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 tomato plant.
Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the tomato plant life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
Tomato plant life cycle3- 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.
Tomato plant 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.
Tomato plant 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.
Leaf Shapes – 3-part card activity and handwriting sheets. The printable features photographs and clipart.
There are two printables included with this resource. You can choose which is more suitable in your classroom:
1) Leaf shapes 3-part cards, definition cards, and a student booklet with a black and white line for coloring and independent handwriting practice. This printable features clipart images and photographs of 14 leaf shapes.
2) Leaf shapes learning mats: 2 work mats with 7 types of leaf shapes each (first mat: reniform, spatulate, obcordate, sagittate, hastate, cordate, aciculate; second mat: orbiculate, linear, deltoid, ovate, lanceolate, elliptical, obovate ). 2 work mats with description cards. 14 picture and 14 label cards. student printouts with black and white photographs, print, cursive tracing fonts and blank for coloring and practicing handwriting. The printable is suitable for children aged 3-7
Three-part cards with 11 examples of farm babies for the object-to-image matching activity.
The printable provides a set of cards with photographs of 11 different types of farm baby animals included in the Safari Farm Babies Toob – pony foal, donkey foal, horse foal, kit, kid, kitten, puppy, chicks, piglet, lamb, and calf.
Printable is made with hand-drawn watercolor clipart and has beautiful soft pastel tones. These printables include 26 pages plus 2 pages with instructions. Activities included: Silhouette activity, Preposition Cards, Vocabulary Cards, 3-Part Cards, Find the other half, Number Activity, Fine Motor pin poking activity, Colour Wheel activity.
Early Learning Bundle with 40 printable sets that contain 3-Part Cards for an object-to-picture matching activity. Sets are designed to match the classroom favorites – Safari TOOB figures. Use in any language. All sets include an editable PowerPoint file. Types labels in your own language and print.
The printable features real photos The printable is suitable for children ages 3-6. Classification nomenclature cards are great for expanding vocabulary and can be used during Social Studies and for teaching ESL students of all ages.
Farm Animals, Big Animals, Small Animals, Baby Animals, Sea Animals, and Birds. Each set has two versions – with labels and without labels. You can use Vocabulary Animals Set Of Cards for match-up game, memory game and for learning new vocabulary with children and ESL students.
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