Plant Presents

Plant Presents lesson plan

  • 1.

    Plants are fine gifts. When children make the pots (see Plant Pots), grow them (Growing, Growing), wrap the plant, and make gift cards, plants are truly special. Plan(t) ahead.

  • 2.

    To assure children’s safety, children age 3 years and younger tear paper items, or an adult cuts for them.

  • 3.

    Think of the possibilities to learn first-hand about plants, design, and appreciating others. Make the most of this gifted activity.

  • 4.

    When your plant is ready for gift giving, wrap it carefully in clear plastic. Tie a festive ribbon on it.

  • 5.

    Create a gift card with construction paper. Cut with Crayola® Scissors (4 years or older) or tear paper. Write your message, and your name, with Crayola® Washable Markers.

  • 6.

    Decorate your card with ribbon, designs, or Crayola® Glitter Glue. Attach items with Crayola® School Glue.

  • 7.

    Punch a hole in the card. Thread gift ribbon through it and tie to the plant.


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  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Understanding Feelings
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts