This PDF will help augment your discussion of living vs nonliving. The activities are appropriate for late kindergarten, first grade, or as an easy review for second grade.
This document has project directions that can reproduced for the students and parents. It also has a basic scoring rubric, appropriate for first or second grade, that is aligned with the projects requirements. The project is done at home and involves photographs. The goal is for the students to realize that living things grow and change over time. The finished projects make great bulletin boards!
There are also two activity sheets for living vs. nonliving, in addition to a cover and credits page.