Teaching with TOOBS: FLOWERS

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Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd, Homeschool
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10 pages


TOOB® miniature figures are a great way to incorporate learning through play; and these Teaching with TOOBs: Flowers games are perfect for building science, literacy, and math skills. Each of my Teaching with TOOBS sets includes:

  • Photo Matching Game: Instead of a straight “matching the figure to a picture of the figure” approach, I use colorful photos of the animal or object to target the critical thinking skills of comparing and contrasting. To increase the level of difficulty, combine two or more sets.
  • Roll and Cover Addition Game: Children roll the dice and cover the answer/photo with the matching TOOB figure. One mat can be used to play independently or with a partner. Several children can play if you have a collection of game mats and figures. The first one to cover all of their photos wins.
  • Four-Part Game Cards: Play multiple games with four-part gaming cards. The Flowers set includes a name card, colorful photo, fun facts, and a “Syllable Sound-Off” game card.

Featured Flowers:

bird of paradise, daffodil, hibiscus, lotus, orchid, rose, sunflower, tulip

Additional Vocabulary Words:

ancient, bulb, species, stamen, stem, tropical

Targeted Skills:

  • Identifying common flowers
  • Matching flowers with their characteristics
  • Identifying word parts (syllables)
  • Adding numbers with sums from 2-12
  • Critical thinking skills of comparing and contrasting/sorting and classifying
  • Building content-area literacy in science

Image Credits: This pack features real-life photographs from a variety of sources, including copyright-free images, copyrighted images licensed under the Creative Commons, and copyrighted images that I have purchased for commercial use. Please see the Image Credits Page for a detailed list of image sources.

Technical Info: The activities are in PDF format, combined into a zip file. For best results, duplicate the activities on cardstock, photo, or similar heavy paper; and laminate.





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