Updated August 21, 2012
Learning About Flowers and Wildflowers
Flower Children: The Little Cousins of Field and Garden -a lovely vintage picture book depicting many different varieties of flowers as small children, with accompanying rhymes. Free e-book from Homeschool Freebie of the Day, today only. This offer has expired.*
*If you missed it, the Internet Archive has a free download of Flower Children: The Little Cousins of Field and Garden -available in a variety of e-book formats, or you can read it online.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Youth Activities -free pdf downloads of activities and mini-lessons for use in the classroom or field to learn about wildflowers.
- Fun Facts
- Scavenger Hunt
- Collecting and Pressing Wildflowers
- The Pollination Game
- Butterfly Gardening
- Many more…
Most of these lessons and activities apply to field trips to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas; but many can be used in or adapted to classroom and home study. A PreK-6 science curriculum is also available -Exploring the Native Plant World Curriculum.
Spring Flowers Word Searches (link fixed) -from easy to hard, free Pdf printable word searches from Kaboose.com.
Florida Wildflowers Coloring Book -free, printable coloring book of Florida wildflowers (7th on the list), Pdf format, from the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Florida Wildflowers Word Search -printable image from the Florida Wildflower Foundation.
Wildflower Crossword Puzzle -Pdf file, also from the Florida Wildflower Foundation.
Celebrating Wildflowers: Just for Kids -fun stuff for kids including hands-on activities, coloring pages and word searches -from the US Forest Service. Also see, Celebrating Wildflowers: Teacher Resources, for more activities and lesson plans (printable Pdf files). Plus, find an area near you to see wildflowers with the US Forest Service Wildflower Map.
Utah Native Plants to Color -two printable Pdf coloring books of Utah’s native plants, from the Utah Native Plant society.
Northwestern United States Wildflower Coloring Pages -hand-drawn illustrations of wildflowers found in the northwestern United States.
Texas Hill Country Wildflower Coloring Pages -hand-drawn illustrations of wildflowers found in central Texas.
EastTennesseeWildflowers.com -huge database of photographed wildflowers listed by blooming times, color and location; plus classroom presentations, videos and games for teachers.
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