Every ‘daisy’ is better with flowers! A flower theme is perfect any time of year, but especially in the spring time! We’ve put together this post full of free flower preschool lesson plans, including book recommentations, art and sensory fun, plus math and science learning. You’ll find the whole bundle of ideas at the end of this post in a FREE download of preschool lesson plans.
Free Flower Activities for Preschoolers Including Free Preschool Lesson Plans
I’ve never known a preschooler who isn’t enamored with flowers. My newly turned five-year-old son can’t pass by a flower without contemplating if he should pick it and proudly present it to a family member. Plus, the vibrant colors and various types make examining flowers such fun!
Our current favorite is going on nature walks and looking for dandelions. I have recorded many squeals of joy after a dandelion has been found! Flowers help young children find the joy and peace in nature and make for a great preschool theme!
We love flowers so much that we opened up a dramatic play flower shop in our dramatic play area and planted flowers for each child to take home. A flower theme is definitely a class favorite!
We hope these flower preschool ideas give you loads of options when it comes to planning your own flower theme for your preschoolers.
FAQ About a Flower Preschool Theme
You may have a few questions about teaching this preschool theme! Check out these frequently asked questions for how to teach your preschoolers about flowers.
Through lots of hands-on play and exploration! Planting flower seeds, exploring flower petals and stems, reading books about how things grow and heading outside! A flower theme is great all year round and especially exciting during springtime.
Learning about flowers invites preschoolers to explore the beauty of nature and plants. Learning about the parts of a flower, what a flower needs to grow, and different varieties of flowers encourages young children to engage in the growing process.
Important Info about these Flowers Lesson Plans
These lesson plans for preschoolers are just one theme in a set of over 40 that will become a part of my free Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans.
The Learn at Home Preschool Activity Plans are a set of free activity plans you can use to teach your preschooler at home.
Each set of lesson plans is centered around a weekly theme and includes a minimum of 16 activities that can be done throughout the week. They are designed to be done at home with parents, but many preschool teachers are using these lesson plans, too!
Just glance over the lessons each day, gather the very few materials needed, and you’re ready to go!
All the preschool learning activities are quick and easy to set up, requiring very little (if any at all) prep and only require the most basic of household materials. This makes them especially easy for parents to implement…and this makes preschool teachers happy, too!
These activities also work wonderfully in the classroom, and if you’re a preschool teacher who is remotely teaching you can send these lesson plans to your student’s parents.
Engaging Preschool Activities for a Flower Theme
With over 15 flower learning activities, we have put together a whole garden of ideas for preschoolers! From art to storytime, letter sounds to planting seeds, we have got you covered as you plan your preschool flower theme.
Literacy Activities for a Flowers Preschool Theme
My Name Flower Garden – This fun and colorful name practice activity also helps promote letter recognition and identifying each letter in their name. Print out the colorful flowers and write the individual letters on each flower. Then cut out the strips (or invite your preschooler to) and then place them in order to spell their name. For an added challenge, invite the child to write their name on the basket part.
Build a Flower Letter Sounds – This is the perfect sort for building flowers and learning letter/sound relationships. Print the flower petals and the green leaves and invite your preschooler to find the picture petals that correspond to the correct letter. Start with just two or three letters to ensure that your preschooler doesn’t feel overwhelmed. For more practice, invite your preschooler to use a marker or pencil to write the letter.
Don’t Forget Picture Books!
Preschoolers love books and a new theme is a perfect opportunity to infuse new and exciting themed books. We have hand-selected flower books that are a big hit with our preschoolers.. click on each cover to learn more about each book title!
Math and Science Activities for a Flowers Theme in Preschool
Flower Height Measurement – Build number recognition and number sense with this fun activity measuring and comparing snap cube towers.
Flower Petal Counting – Print this fun printable and grab some simple colored stones to make flower petals on each flower number. Invite your preschooler to share which flower has more and which flower has less. Compare the numbers together.
Planting Flower Seeds – Whether you choose sunflowers, daisies, or even marigolds, go through the planting process together. You can try hydroponic in a zippered plastic bag or in soil. Learn the parts of the flower and provide lots of sun! Watch your favorite flower grow!
Playful Preschool Learning Activities for a Flowers Theme
Create Your Own Story – Say out loud the first line of a story. Take turns adding lines to the story. Get creative and silly as you add more fun events, characters, and places to your story! Draw a picture to go along as an added challenge!
Measuring the Distance – Grab a ball of any size. Roll it and measure how far it goes by counting the number of steps it takes to get to it. See if you can roll it the same distance or farther next time!
Make Bouncing Bubbles – Create bouncing bubbles using household ingredients and watch the magic! Using mittens, you can actually catch these bubbles and give them a gentle bounce. Perfect for a fun science experiment too!
Social-Emotional Activities for a Flowers Preschool Theme
Flower Breathing – Help your preschooler practice mindful breathing and self-regulation strategies with these helpful tips to encourage slow, deep breathing. When your preschooler is feeling overwhelmed, overstimulated, frustrated, etc… it can be very helpful to rely on some breathing techniques to help cope with big emotions. This link has multiple breathing options including flower breathing. To practice, invite your preschooler to imagine deeply smelling a flower. Then slowly release their breath.
Building Confidence and Pride – Go to YouTube and listen to the story, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. After reading, discuss how Chrysanthemum was feeling in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. How do you think Chrysanthemum felt when everyone giggled at her name at school? How was Chrysanthemum’s first day of school? In the end, how does Mrs. Twinkle help Chrysanthemum? Remind your preschooler that our words are very powerful and kindness to others is very important.
Just Plain Fun Flowers Activities for Preschoolers
Flower Invitation to Create – Using cupcake liners and construction paper, this fun art activity encourages creativity and promotes scissor skills. Such a fun spring craft!
Coffee Filter Flower Art – With just coffee filters, markers, and a spritz of water, you can create a beautiful watercolor flower art piece!
Handprint Flower Art – If you don’t mind a messier activity, this handprint flower craft is definitely a timeless keepsake and so simple to create!
Flower Painting Process Art – Using artificial flowers and paint, invite your preschooler to dip and dab with flowers. An art project perfect for spring and practically mess-free!
Get Online Activities for a Flowers Theme
Online Story – Go to YouTube and listen to the story Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. Pause throughout the reading, to read the labeled plant tags of all the seeds they planted. After reading, ask your preschooler: What types of seeds would you like to plant? What does a plant need to grow and be healthy?
How to Draw a Flower – This preschool-friendly art lesson invites young children to draw a tulip with simple lines and easy steps.
Five Little Flowers Growing in a Row – This cute nursery-style rhyme develops counting and color concepts and is all about flowers!
Make Your Flowers Theme Even Better!
Sometimes (not always), what turns a great preschool theme into an exceptional one is having some extra special materials specific to that theme. These are some of the flower toys and activity kits I like to use with my preschoolers.
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I am an educator, book enthusiast, and a stay at home momma to two precious and long-awaited littles. My degree is in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction and I have spent the last 15 years working with young children. I feel very fortunate to have this time to watch my babies grow and I can’t wait to share my passion for learning and reading with you!