Today I’m sharing this cute, printable, plant life cycle busy book. Its a fun introduction to the four basic stages of plant growth and would be perfect addition for a flower or gardening unit for preschool or kindergarten.
Learning Science Outdoors & Indoors With Kids
Science starts at an early age beginning with the simple study of nature. With that being said, the most effective learning in this area will come from being outside and observing.
When kids see that tiny flowers as well as, towering trees can come from seeds, curiosity is at work. Then once they have played and explored to their hearts content, bring some of that learning inside.
Here is a fun little busy book to get kids thinking about this seed-to plant-process in four basic stages: The seed, sprout, seedling, and flowering plant.
Life Cycle Busy Book
This is a 12 page, science download that teaches children about the life cycle of a plant while building fine-motor and problem solving skills. (Great for kindergarten or preschool science)
This busy book looks at the following:
- basic plant terms (seed, sprout, seedling, flower)
- How to plant
- Care of plants
- Plant life cycle
Plant Life Cycle Busy Book Download
If you want to put together this weather busy book for your homeschool or classroom you can get the download through the link directly below.
How to Assemble this Busy Book:
This project is a little prep work up front, but the result is definitely worth it! After you print the pages you will need to laminate them, and cut them in half.
Then you will need to cut out the pieces on the pages that say ‘cut’. (These will be the moveable pieces that your child will attach to the pages.)
Attach the pieces, using clear velcro. (Don’t skimp on the velcro, or the book won’t withstand multiple uses.)
Lastly, put it together in a half 3-ring binder or have it bound at a local print shop. (Mine cost me about $3 to have bound.)
- Purchase, download, and print the ‘Printable Plant Life Cycle Busy Book‘
- Laminate the pages
- Cut the pieces from the “cut” pages
- Velcro the cut pieces to the coordinating page using clear velcro
- Insert the pages into a small, half page binder OR have it bound.
More Resources for Studying the Life Cycle of a Plant
Whether you are trying to incorporate science into your homeschool, teaching the plant cycle for preschool, preparing a science center, or just wanting to teach your kids how to plant a seed. Here are some other wonderful activities you might want to check out:
- Picture books about gardening
- Printable gardening activities and journaling pages for kids
- Plant cycle activities for kids (Hands-on science for kids)
- Life cycle hats (creativity)
- 22 plant life cycle activities
More Printable Busy Books
- Animal Habitats Busy Book
- Weather Busy Book
- Spring Busy Book
- Summer Busy Book
- Fall Busy Book
- Winter Busy Book
- Christmas Counting Busy Book
- Nativity Busy Book
What science activities are you doing with your kids?
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