Sometimes it is the simple ideas that capture a child. The children loved this project! This is one of those projects that reinforces the understanding of how a plant grows AND gives the opportunity for imaginative storytelling in its “pop-up” (the flower can hide and grow up as it pops up.) The set up is simple.
– small dixie cups with slit in bottom (I pre-slit the cups with the tip of my scissors)
– left over scrap paper to wrap around cup.
– green popsicle sticks for stems
– scrap paper for flowers and leaves
– yarn for roots
– tape (I provide tape for my students to use in creating. I think it is a valuable tool for construction and I provide tape in the big heavy tape holders. This is one of those projects that requires tape! Otherwise it will be too frustrating for the children – or you will have to construct the pop-up and that is no good!!!)
Step Two: Cut out a flower. I made strips of paper that the children could cut a design out of and then wrap it around the stick. Attach it to the stick with tape.