Friday, November 12, 2010

Activity: Where does your garden grow?

This is a simple matching game that teaches children where various fruits and vegetables grow.

1)Pictures of carrots, lettuce, zucchini, blueberries, and papaya. (You can vary these types of fruits and veggies, just make sure you have a plant for each type of growing style)

2)Labels that state “In the ground”, “On the ground”, “On a vine”, “On a bush”, and “In a tree”
--Note: If possible, put magnets on all of these pictures and labels so you can hang them on the chalk board.

1)Hand out the pictures to the students. Each student will receive one picture of a vegetable or fruit.

2)Have the students match the vegetable or fruit to its growing style. Students will need to guess which plant goes with which growing style.

3) Review the results to determine if the students were correct.

4)Discuss why certain plants have certain growing styles. Discuss what other types of plants share the same growing styles. For example, ask” What other vegetable, besides a carrot, grows in the ground?”

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the great activities such that your trees grow in front of you and everyone will take care of the plants regularly. So these activities are best.