Make an Icy Sun-Catcher
Looking for a fun activity for your budding botanist? Use this activity to teach him mysterious new words while he creates a sun-catcher out of plant pieces. While he's working, a Simon Says style game will give him a chance to absorb these new words naturally. Start with plant words he may already know (stem, leaf, bud, flower), then introduce new vocabulary for some visible parts of the leaf and flower: petiole (leaf stem), blade (flat part of leaf), midrib (central leaf vein), and petal.
What You Need:
- 1 baking sheet
- 4-8 small plastic food tub lids, 1/4 inch deep
- 4-8 pieces of yarn, cut to 6-inch lengths
- 2 pairs scissors
- 6 small tea rose stems with branching foliage and buds (or daisies or carnations for younger kids)