Have you ever tried to grow something in a garden? It does not always work out. Trying something new isn't always easy, but the hardest work often has the greatest reward.

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What do plants need to survive? The kids in this story, The Gardener, will soon find out! Where do you go when you want to find out something you do not know? These kids go to the library!

IF the video linked is too long or difficult for your student to understand try this video.  Help your child do the movements along with the story!

brain teasers

Try these three flower math brain teasers!

If the problems in the first worksheet are too difficult, try this greater than less than work sheet instead. 

Do the greater than less than sheet but with help from a parent. Parents: help your child count the flowers in each pot then write the number below. Then ask which has more. You can write the sign in for your child if they cant do the greater than less than sign. These videos may help kids learn the greater than/less than signs:

Farm to Market flowers

Would you like to work on a flower farm? This video is full of interesting facts. If you like, you can use the questions on the handout to take notes when you watch the video.

If the first video is too difficult to follow try watching the first 5 min of this video. Then plant seeds or scraps from a fruit or vegetable you used to cook with with your child in pot or the dirt outside of your home. Water and take a picture every day to track it’s growth. Here is a picture of my green onions growing from scraps I planted last week! 

Talking to a plant

Have you ever thought about talking to a plant? The kids in this video helped researchers find out the effects of kind and unkind words on plants. Can you guess what will happen when the kids say kind and unkind words to a plant?

Try this experiment for yourself! But let’s just practice making nice statements! Have your parents pick 2 plants that you are going to help water. When you are watering one of the plants, make nice statements to one plant and don’t say anything to the other one. Take a picture every couple of days and send them to your teacher in an e-mail telling them about your results!


Get your body moving to this video and learn about the parts of a flower at the same time!


Follow these directions to make your own wildflower journal!

If your child is struggling to make their own wildflower journal coloring/drawing, have them collect wild flowers instead. Have them collect 5 different flowers they can find in your backyard or in the neighborhood during a walk. If you want to get really creative you can close them in a heavy book to flatten and dry them out then you can tape them to a page as a different type of wildflower journal.

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