Flower Garden Extension Activities
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
Grade Level Equivalent: 1.9
Guided Reading Level: J
Age: Age 6, Age 7, Age 5
Genre: Poetry and Rhymes, Realistic Fiction
Subject: City Life, Real-World Science, Parents, Birthdays, Flowers
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
- Manila paper
- Construction paper
- Tissue paper pieces
- Watered-down glue
- Pictures of flowers
Provide large pieces of manila paper with a rectangle of colored construction paper pasted near the bottom.
- Encourage children to pretend that the colored rectangles are garden boxes waiting for pretty flowers to be planted inside.
- Children can draw stems and create flowers for their boxes by painting tissue paper pieces onto the paper with the thin glue.
- Children can create vivid imaginary flowers or use pictures of real flowers as reference.
Observation: Notice how children use color to create real and imaginary flowers.