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Plant Worksheets

Updated on October 7, 2014

Use Plant Coloring Pages and Worksheets

Plant worksheets are a great way to teach children about the life cycle of plants and how plants grow.

Plants start from seeds and grow in soil or water. They need sun, food, and water to grow. Use these plant worksheets to help convey the plant life cycle to children. And use them to help children appreciate plants.

Plants include trees, flowers, and crops that make up the food we eat. Teach children about the variety of plants with these plant worksheets.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Eating good food is easy with fresh vegetables.
Eating good food is easy with fresh vegetables.

We Had a Garden

We Raised Corn, Tomatoes, Green Beans, and More

Growing up, my family had a large yard and a large garden. My mom (with all of our help) planted seeds each spring, and within weeks we watched the little shoots pop out of the ground.

I loved how Mom would stick pea seeds in the ground under the snow according to the day proclaimed by the Farmer's Almanac as the day to plant. This was usually in February or March. Who would think the little seeds would do anything other than freeze? But we always had delicious fresh peas a few months later.

Then later in the spring, we planted corn, green beans, lettuce, beets, and other vegetables. She usually bought tomato plants that already had a good start. We had enough vegetables that some meals all that was on the plate that didn't come out of the garden was the meat and bread.

Homegrown food tastes so much better. Grow a garden with your child!

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Do You Grow Flowers or Plant a Garden?

Do You Grow Flowers or Plant a Garden?

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Flower Cut -- What the Inside of a Plant Looks Like

Flower Cut -- What the Inside of a Plant Looks Like
Flower Cut -- What the Inside of a Plant Looks Like
Geraniums in bloom.
Geraniums in bloom.

Seed + Water + Sun = Plant

Teach Kids How a Plant Grows

Seeds need a few things to grow. They must have good soil, enough sunlight, and water to sprout then grow into a plant.

The seed has a coating and it breaks open letting roots grow from the bottom and a plant grow from the top. With the right light and water, the seed with continue to grow.

Read about this fascinating process in one of the books shown below. Then plant some seeds and watch what happens!

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Plant Worksheets to Print - Visit these Web sites to print educational papers.

Plant worksheets help reinforce education about plants. Reading about the life cycle of plants is great but adding in worksheets makes the whole process come alive.

Plant Life Starts with a Seed

Use these books to teach children about the life cycle of plants.

Seed Grows, A (My First Look at)
Seed Grows, A (My First Look at)

Get the lowdown on exactly how seeds sprout and grow to make plants!

The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow

Everything's more fun when Miss Frizzle teaches it!


Plant Worksheets - Reinforce Learning with Related Activities

Use these lessons and printables to reinforce nature and science facts.

Plant a Garden, Indoors or Out!

Plant an indoor garden with your kids. You can watch seeds germinate, plants grow, new growth take shape, and maybe even harvest food or flowers from your garden.

Start with a plant starter kit to make it easy to watch. Just be sure to place the plants in a sunny spot and to water them every day.

"The poetry of the earth is never dead.

To one who has been long in city spent,

'Tis very sweet to look into the fair

And open face of heaven

--to breathe a prayer

Full in the smile of the blue firmament."

~John Keats

~*~ Bloom where you're planted.~*~

Trees are your best antiques.

~Alexander Smith

What's Your Favorite Plant?

Plants come in all shapes and sizes. In general, do you have a favorite?

What's Your Favorite Plant?

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Rooting avocados.
Rooting avocados.

Root Avocado Seeds

I'm trying to root a couple of avocado seeds. This is an easy, fun project to try with kids to show that seeds grow plants.

According to Gardening Know Now, about one in three avocado seeds will sprout. Since I have two going, I'm hoping at least one will take the plunge and sprout!

Update: One of my avocado seeds did root! The root was so long, in fact, that I had to move it from the cup shown in the photo to a glass, which gave it more room. The plant has not erupted from the top yet, but I'm hoping any day now it will!

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

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      Maggie Crooks 4 years ago from Purgitsville, WV

      Great ideas. Thanks.

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      marsha32 4 years ago

      love it!! My middle daughter and I are really trying to learn all we can....for me, not much is sinking in. We both want to really be able to "live" from our gardening efforts.

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      Rodaussie 4 years ago

      When I was a kid I hate vegetables and now I have my own garden on my balcony. I would love if my mom had taught me more about planting veggies when I was a kid. Maybe she tried but I didn't listen.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      These are wonderful tools for teaching children about plants. I think the first things I ever grew by myself were carrot tops and potatoes in a class of water.

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      Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

      Brilliant idea and a great time saver. SquidAngel blessings.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Great idea. Saves time too. I used to draw a lot of my worksheets.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just stopping back again for the FUN of it all. - God Bless! :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      That's quite a collection of plant-related ideas.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed your lens thanks for sharing

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Brilliant - hands on is the only way one of my children could be comfortable learning. She would have benefited greatly from coloring in themed educational worksheets. Thanks!

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      kathryn-gillespie 5 years ago

      Oh man, this is a great lens! Love all the information. Wish I'd done Squidoo when I taught! Nice job!.

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Great lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      Rosetta Slone 5 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      What an amazing resource! I'll need to translate all the worksheets into french but they'll be perfect for my kids. Thanks.

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      Plant worksheets are great for children! *blessed*

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      I think the info and the worksheets you posted are great. Not only great for kids to learn but for us adults as well. Thanks for sharing

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      I think the info and the worksheets you posted are great. Not only great for kids to learn but for us adults as well. Thanks for sharing

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      They are lovely and can be so educational.

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      rachelscott 5 years ago

      Lens is so interesting. It deserve thumb UP.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Very nice ... you've put together a lot of resources and the plant images are pretty too.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Fascinating approach... I never would have guessed they were all out there! Thanks, also, for liking my Books from the Heartland lens! ;-)

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Love the worksheets.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Plenty of fun and learning here for Earth Day or any day with this fine collection of plant worksheets. Happy Earth Day!

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love the idea of plant worksheets and I wish they'd have been around during my growing up years. Believe it or not, I just worked in the garden and did as I was told, never paying attention or thinking the lessons I was being taught were valuable. I just resented the work. ugh! I can't believe I used to be such a brat. ha

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Still love these. I especially like the theme you've picked. Couldn't be any better.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Still love these. I especially like the theme you've picked. Couldn't be any better.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for a great resource when working with kids! Strangely enough, none of my 3 kids (now grown) are plant enthusiasts, but they know a little just from hearing me blab over the years!

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      Leilani-m 6 years ago

      This are great! My son love when we go to our vegetable garden. This year I must plant more flowers too

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      Paki Bazar 6 years ago

      @Blackspaniel1: i love this blog you are working really good



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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      What a large collection of worksheets you've gathered. I love this. I'm always looking for new ways to teach my children to love nature. It is such an incredible and amazing gift.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      "Trees are your best antiques", I have never heard that before and love it, you have so many special little touches here and I love the idea of plant worksheets, my heart is still in the country!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great job

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      your lens was to give me some pointers so that my wife doesn't keep killing our plants. Thank you much! If you like browsing lens too, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to do.

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Good lens

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Where were all those wonderful help sheets when I was growing up?

      Well done.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Very cool page again, Peggy. Makes me want to have kids -not.

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      I know they are very, very useful, because I've seen many children working with them, when I worked as environmental educator. My suggestion is - with a little grown up children - to create worksheets together, telling the children what's important to notice and then letting them put all on a paper. They feel the worksheets really "their own" work.

      Great lens!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Parents and especially homeschooling parents will appreciate your efforts here. Good info.

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Anything plants-related will always catch my attention. Nice ideas you have here! :)

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      Monika Weise 6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      I love doing stuff like this with the grandkids. Thanks for the information.

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      Joan Haines 6 years ago

      I can use the info on this lens when I teach my fifth graders about plants! Thanks.