Anyone else willing Spring to come on in full force? I know I am, and you’re students probably are too! Help the cause with these fun plant posters and seed journal, which are also perfect for Earth Day (coming up on Apr 22nd).
Your students are going to love these quirky posters! They print beautifully on regular 8×11 paper, and are the perfect addition to your classroom walls or bulletin board. They show the progression of a plant from budding to blooming. Check it out:
The Seed Journal
In addition to the adorable posters, your students can use this plant pot cut-out and lined sheets to create a little seed journal.
Here are the steps to creating a Seed Journal:
Gather the materials you need: dry (uncooked) beans, paper towel, snack-size ziplock bags and a water dropper/syringe.
Place a few (3-4) beans on a paper towel, spaced out.
Place (3-4) drops of water on each bean.
Carefully place the paper towel and beans in the ziplock bags.
Add a few more drops of water, if things are looking too dry (don’t drench or drown the beans though).
Seal the bag, and place it in a dark place.
Over a series of day you will notice the beans starting germinate!
Cut out all the plant pot templates.
Use one of them to trace on top of construction paper, cut that out, and use it as a title page.
Tape the seed bag on to the empty plant pot.
Observe the beans every other day.
Record the day in the box, and draw what the beans look like.
Use the lines to record observations and/or predictions.
Place all of the plant pot cut-outs on top of each other.
Hole-punch them at the top and tie them together with ribbon or string.
Tip: Use circular reinforcement stickers to prevent ripping