One of the most welcome signs of springtime is seeing flowers bloom. Daffodils are usually the first to bloom, followed quickly by tulips and flowering trees. The bright colors draw bees and butterflies remind kids the warm days of summer will soon be here!
If you are on the lookout for some great flower activities for your elementary school classroom, I have some great things to share! In this blog post, you will find some wonderful books about flowers that your students will enjoy reading and some cool bulletin board ideas, too. You’ll even find some fun and friendly flower math and ELA puzzles your elementary students are sure to enjoy!
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Flower Activities and Math Fun
The first thing I’d like to share with you are these great flower math resources. Every teacher and parent knows how important it is to get kids to practice their math skills. Nothing gets those math facts ingrained into their young minds like practice. But getting them to do it can be tough. That’s what makes these flower activities so great. Students actually get excited about solving the equations and building their puzzles. There’s a puzzle for each of the four primary math skills, so you can challenge your more advanced students while making sure that no one gets left behind.
Various Flower math activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students.
Flower Literacy Practice
Need more than just math practice? Then you’re going to love these flower shaped literacy puzzle options. You’ll find synonyms, antonyms, contractions, irregular plural nouns, compound words, and irregular verbs. Click on the one/s below that will work best for your kids.
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What Teachers Are Saying About Flower Activities
People who have bought my flower activities have said:
- Fun and easy puzzle to put together. My students had a blast!
- My third graders LOVE these puzzles! They wanted more! We colored them and displayed them in the hall…. May showers bring Math Flowers!
- Thank You! My Special Needs Students loved that this was challenging yet attainable!!
- LOVE THIS! My kids really enjoyed working on this and it looks great in the hallway! Thank you so much!
- The kids were amazed by this! Some were a bit challenged, but in a good way! The puzzle aspect kept them going and they could monitor their own corrections.
- My third graders enjoy doing puzzles! This was a great item to put in my Substitute file for practice activities while I was out of the classroom.
- I loved this activity and my third graders did too! It was a great way to review contractions and was perfect for a spring morning.
- Super cute and fun puzzle! Great for guided reading center so the students can practice!
Also Great for Decor!
Kids love seeing their classrooms all decorated for spring – especially when they can help make the decorations. I’m sure you can imagine how adorable these flower puzzles would look in your classroom, especially when combined with my bee and butterfly Puzzles! They make GREAT bulletin boards, doorway decorations, or even hallways displays!
Your students can cut them out, complete their puzzles, and then color their happy flowers in all the colors of the rainbow! The finished displays are a stunning and beautiful way to show off their skills while celebrating springtime. (Even better, the administration can’t complain that these aren’t academic enough, because students work so hard putting their puzzles together!)
And here are some great book ideas to help your students practice reading while celebrating flowers and learning about how they grow.
- Picture Books
- Chapter Books
- The Flower Show Fiasco (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew)
- Room to Bloom (Finley Flowers)
- Poppy’s Perfect Home: A Flower Fairies Friends Chapter Book
- American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (American Horticultural Society)
- Ready, Set, Grow!: A Kid’s Guide to Gardening
- A Best-Ever Step-by-Step Kid’s First Gardening: Fantastic Gardening Ideas for 5 to 12 Year-Olds
Flowers are a beautiful sign of spring, bringing vibrant color to the world after the winter. With these great flower books and activities, your students can celebrate spring while practicing their math and reading skills plus expressing their creativity. What could be better?
Still not sure about my flower activities? No worries!
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