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Parts of a Plant 

Tags: Class Ideas, All-Seasons, Outdoor, Pre-k, kinder, 1st grade, Fall, Anytime, parts of a plant

Time : 45 mins


Greeting and Review
  • Meet in your regular spot.
  • Review what was done in your last class.
Main Lesson 
  • Discuss parts of a plant.
Activity 1 
  • Read Plants Feed Me by Lizzy Rockwell or Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
  • Identify different parts of a plant and taste them.
  • Materials Needed: Book Plants Feed Me by Lizzy Rockwell or Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens, broccoli, sunflower seeds, celery, spinach, carrots, bowls or plates to hold the produce, strawberry or some other fruit, Ranch dressing (optional)
Activity 2


  • Work in the garden
Cleanup 3 minutes
Good bye 1 minute
External References None
Worksheets None

ACTIVITY 1: Parts of a Plant

  1. Have students sit on the floor in front of you or you could do this outside if weather permits.
  2. Ask, “Can we eat a whole plant?”
  3. Read  Plants Feed Me by Lizzy Rockwell or Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens.
  4. Say, “Today we are going to eat all the parts of a plant.”
  5. Have students move to tables where they will have different fruit, vegetables and seeds ready to construct their plant.
  6. Help them identify which parts of a plant are on their plate before they begin. Have students make a plant using these items.  It is helpful for younger grades to have a drawing of a plant they can use as a guide, as shown here.
  7. Check for understanding by having the student explain which part of the plant they are eating.

Encourage students to raise their hand and ask questions if they are unsure about something.

ACTIVITY 2 : Work in the garden

  • Use this time to water and weed the garden as necessary.

CLEANUP & GOODBYE (Include Cleanup and Goodbye)

  • Put all tools and supplies back.


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