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20+ Activities for Kids Using Flowers

Posted by Katie Chiavarone on May 5th, 2017 under General, Ideas for Kids

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy all of the beauty that nature provides us. One really fun way to involve children in nature play is by creating and playing with real flowers! Whether you plant a flower garden or find wildflowers on a nature walk, there are plenty of kids’ activities you can do with them. Here are a few to get you started.

 

20+ Activities for Kids Using Flowers | Envirokidz

 

Kids Arts & Crafts Using Flowers

 

Flowers can actually serve as really great inspiration for some beautiful kids’ artwork! Here are some fun ways to combine nature with art:

 

20+ Activities for Kids Using Flowers | Envirokidz

 

Play Prompts with Real Flowers

 

Engaging the senses creates lasting impressions and allows for greater processing of information. These hands-on play experiences using real flowers are not only fun, but are also educational:

 

20+ Activities for Kids Using Flowers | Envirokidz

 

Using Flowers for Learning

 

Fine and gross motor practice are important components of early learning, and incorporating nature into these practices is a really fun way to make learning enjoyable. Here are some ideas to try:

 

As we know, there are great benefits to outdoor play, and kids love to collect flowers while playing and exploring outdoors. These kids’ activities using flowers are such fun ways to incorporate a little bit of nature into early learning and play, and will put all of those collected flowers to good use! 

Katie Chiavarone

Katie is a mom of three and self-proclaimed lover of creative and imaginative play. She has a Master’s degree from New York University in Educational Psychology and a background working in special education. As a work-from-home mom, she balances everyday life with her three young kids and the endless search for her identity outside of motherhood. On her blog, Views From a Step Stool, she writes about kids activities, learning through play and parenting.