Growing Flowers

Every second, minute, hour and day that passes by everything and everyone around us is growing. Whether we can see it or not, it’s constantly happening. From the strands of hair on your head to the tree in your backyard, growth is a part of our daily lives.

For this activity, we are going to be focusing on the way flowers grow by creating an interactive experience.

Supplies Needed

  • Paper plate

  • Buttons

  • Popsicle stick

  • Paint

  • Construction paper

  • Markers

  • Scissors


  • With the paper plate in front of you, paint the bottom part light brown and let it dry; this represents the soil. Draw roots with a dark brown marker.

  • Using yellow construction paper, cut out a circle for the sun and glue it on the top of the paper plate. Use a black marker to draw the rays.

  • On a piece of white construction paper, draw a child holding a watering can. Glue the drawing on the plate and draw water droplets going down towards the roots.

  • Dip your thumb in paint and create three fingerprint flowers. Cut them out and glue buttons in the middle of them.

  • Paint your popsicle stick green and glue your flowers onto your popsicle stick. You can cut out leaves from green construction paper to add more detail.

  • [Parents] using a safety cutter, cut a slit in the middle of the plate along the edge of the soil to create a pocket for the flowers to easily maneuver through.

  • Slide your flower into the pocket. It can be easily moved up and down to represent the flowers growing.