Plant Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Stephanie Trapp
Grade Levels
K - 1st, Homeschool
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Very engaging for my kinders! Great supplement for our unit. Students liked the variety of activities as did I. Math and ELA activities lend themselves to thematic teaching.
I love all the resources that were included in this plant unit. It was very engaging for my students.


Throw a plant tasting party, germinate beans, act out the plant life cycle and MORE during this seeds and plants unit for kindergarten and first grade! The week-long comprehensive unit includes detailed daily lesson plans with literature suggestions. It incorporates science, reading, writing, math, handwriting and art. It also includes QR codes and links to videos that complement the unit study.

Click on the PREVIEW to read each lesson plan, as well as see examples of printables and art projects.

Teacher Features You’ll Love:

  • Detailed daily lesson plans
  • Week-at-a-glance planning guide
  • Guide for stretching the unit over two weeks
  • Key concepts and objectives
  • Extensive literature list
  • Video links and QR codes
  • Activity directions and printable templates
  • Worksheets with and without handwriting lines

What’s Covered in the Unit?

Day 1: Investigating & Germinating Seeds

  • Seed investigation activity
  • Begin germinating beans
  • What’s Inside a Bean? activity
  • Begin All About Plants book

Day 2: How Seeds Travel

  • Why Plants Need Space activity
  • Learning with Seeds activities
  • Add to All About Plants book

Day 3: Plant Life Cycle

  • Act Out Plant Life Cycle
  • Add to All About Plants book

Day 4: Parts of a Plant

  • Parts of a Plant art or lollipop model
  • Parts of a Plant song
  • Color changing experiment
  • Add to All About Plants book

Day 5: Parts of Plants We Eat

  • Plant Tasting Party
  • Parts of Plants We Eat sort
  • Finish All About Plants book

Math Connections:

  • Activities for a math center
  • Ordering numbers least to greatest
  • Counting within 10 and 100
  • Counting by 10
  • Tally marks
  • Ten frames
  • Finding one more/less and ten more/less
  • Place value: tens and ones
  • Addition & subtraction with a number line within 10 and 20
  • Missing numbers in addition & subtraction
  • Addition & subtraction within 10, 20 and 100
  • Making ten
  • Comparing numbers: larger/smaller and with >, < and =
  • Time to the hour
  • Counting dimes, nickels and pennies
  • Graphing
  • Measuring with nonstandard units
  • Word problems

Literacy Connections:

  • Plants word wall cards
  • All About Plants book
  • “Our Big Garden” emergent reader
  • Sight word and spelling word literacy center activity
  • Beginning and medial letter sounds
  • Short vowel i sound
  • CVC focus word: dig
  • Vowel team -ee
  • Beginning and ending blends & digraphs
  • Rhyming
  • Sight word story
  • Adjectives
  • Plant report writing
  • The Magic Seed writing
  • A Seed’s Special Trip writing
  • My Garden writing
  • Would You Rather…? opinion writing

Note: The Parts of a Plant Lollipop Model from day four of the unit may be purchased separately in my store. You DO NOT need to purchase it individually if you purchase the unit.

Questions? Feel free to contact me through the Q&A tab here or email me at

Find more cross-curricular units for K-1 HERE!

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Total Pages
161 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. Examples of patterns of behaviors could include the signals that offspring make (such as crying, cheeping, and other vocalizations) and the responses of the parents (such as feeding, comforting, and protecting the offspring).
Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents. Examples of patterns could include features plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same. Assessment does not include inheritance or animals that undergo metamorphosis or hybrids.


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