Learning about plants and flowers is a favorite of mine for springtime. I’m a huge sucker for handprint crafts too! So today, I’m sharing with your a fun Parts Of A Plant Handprint Craft to go along with your plant unit. I also have a free printable part of a flower printable for you too!
I love using crafts to help kids learn. Hands-on activities help them retain what they are learning better and they are getting in some great fine motor skills work with tracing their hands and cutting everything out.
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Here’s one of our favorite songs/videos from Harry Kindergarten that helps teach kids about the parts of a flower.
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Supplies to make the Parts Of A Flower Handprint Craft
- 4 pieces of construction paper in total – brown, green, yellow and the color you’d like to use for the flower, I chose pink for mine.
- glue stick
- can of food or something similar in size to trace a circle for the middle of the flower
To Make the Craft
To make the parts of a flower handprint craft, you’ll want to start by having the students trace their hands 4 different times on the color paper that they chose for their flower.
Next, they will trace their hands 2 times on both the green and the brown paper. Also using the green paper, they will need to cut a strip approx an inch thick, which doesn’t have to be perfect, the length of the piece of construction paper to use as the stem. You’ll then have them trace around the can of food on the yellow paper to make a circle. Now, have them cut out their 8 handprints and the circle.
To make the flower, have them layout the 4 same-colored handprints in a circle so they are all touching just a bit. (Tip-have them place the side they traced-outlined on face down so you don’t see the pencil marks.) Next, have them use their glue stick on the circle and place it in the middle of the 4 hands.
For the next part, they will need the stem and the 2 green handprints, and 2 brown handprints. They will use the glue stick to attach the 2 green handprints to the stem as leaves and then the 2 brown handprints to the bottom of the stem as the roots. Last, have them put some glue on the top of the stem and attach the flower.
After the flower is all put together, we also then labeled the parts of the flower using a marker. These are so fun hanging up in the classroom for spring!
I also made a free parts of a flower printable to go along with the craft too. I made 2 options for it as well. The first option, the kids cut and glue the parts of a flower in the correct spot and let them color it. I also made a version that the kids can write in the answers, or you can even use it for a little quiz or review after going over them together as a group.
Click the green box below to download the free printable.
If you’re looking for even more fun hands-on flower activities, we have our How Does A Plant Grow Sequencing Activities. This is a fun way to incorporate many different learning standards. In this pack, the students are learning writing, sequencing, retelling, life skills, and much more. It’s a great hands-on activity to get the students excited to learn.
And if you’re looking for a great read-aloud to go with teaching about the parts of a flower, The Tiny Seed is our top pick. We share a snack idea and a free printable to go along with the book that you can find here.
Do you have any other fun hands-on activities that you like to do when teaching about flowers and plants?