When the Texas wildflowers blanket the fields here we’ve never been able to stay indoors. We’re always thinking of ways to get outside. Sharing this wildflower unit study and lapbook along with some hands-on ideas, I hope they’ll help your kids get excited about a fun wildflowers nature study.
Here are a few fun facts about wildflowers.
- Wildflowers by definition are soft-stemmed flowering plants that bloom once each year.
- Some regenerate from the same rootstock (perennials), while others grow from seeds.
- The flowering stem typically grows upright, but may be climbing, creeping, or trailing.
Wildflowers can be identified by color, but also by the shape of the flower head:
- Bell shape
- Cross shape
- Trumpet shape
- Ray flower
- Two-lipped shape
Wildflowers Unit Study & Lapbook
I’ve rounded up some resources to make this wildflower unit study come to life.
Wildflowers Lesson Plan & Ideas
Petal Attraction. Why different pollinators are attracted to different types of flowers
Wildflowers in Bloom has images of many of the most showy wildflowers.
Use these poem ideas about botany for some memory work or copywork.
Great interactive site about the biology of plants.
Life science plant structure and function lesson plan. 13 page pdf.
Flower dissection instructions.
Studying seeds printable book.
Wildflowers Media & Interactive.
Fun and EASY Crafts, Hands-on Ideas, and Activities About Wildflowers!
Look at these ideas for making wildflower notecards, making your own perfume, preserving wildflowers, and a wildflower book mark.
Do not miss these fabulous and free 7 coloring books full of wildflowers. These also make great covers for the outside of your lapbook. They coloring books are California Plants to Color, Coloring Book of the Western Great Lakes Region, Plants to Color from the Aspen Forest, Wildflowers of the Colorado Mountain Tops, Wildflowers of Ponderosa Pine Forests, Celebrate Wildflowers of Southwest Idaho and Wildflowers of the Western U.S.
Look at this Nature Study: Daffodils – Dissection, Poetry & Drawings.
Oh goodness, what is there to not love about the ideas on this flower and garden site? Tissue paper flowers, make flowers out of household items like straws, make paper flower baskets, create stinkin’ cute hand print flowers, spinning paper plate flower, make cupcake wrapper flowers, egg carton flowers, crepe flowers and make a booklet that opens up into a daisy.
Make leafy animal crafts.
Something for the littles, cut and paste shapes to make flowers.
A long list of fun things to do with plants.
Use a plastic bottle to make a flower. Great for a tween or teen.
Springtime STEAM: Wildflower papermaking.
Creative flower arrangements. Great for a tween or teen.
How to Press Flowers. Top 10 Tips.
Books & Fun Activities About Wildflowers
And grab this free reading guide to go with the book, Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers.
And grab this free make your own flowers guide to go with this sweet book, Rose’s Garden. While waiting for her garden to bloom children bring Rose flowers they’ve made from different material.
If you’re looking to do any spring nature studies, you’ll want to get a few of the NaturExplorers. I love those studies for multiple ages.
Other Nature Study Ideas
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You’ll love my other nature study ideas and posts below:
Miss Rumphius Mixed Media Art from Emily at Table Life Blog
Wildflower Walk and Pressing Flowers from Barbara at Handbook of Nature Study
Wildflowers Nature Study from Jenny at Faith and Good Works
Oregon Nature Study Quiz: Wildflower Edition from Eva at Eva Varga
Wildflower Fairy Poetry & Art Activity from Melanie at Wind in a Letterbox
Flower Fairy Peg Dolls from Cassidy at Freshly Planted
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms Online Book Club from Dachelle at Hide the Chocolate
Wildflowers Unit Study & Lapbook from Tina at Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Fingerprint Painting on Canvas Activity from Katrina at Rule This Roost
DIY Flower Press from Thaleia at Something 2 Offer
Dandelion Life Cycle Learning Activities from Karyn at Teach Beside Me