How can living things grow from tiny to tall? How do flowers grow from little seeds?
The best way to teach growth is to have the children grow their own plants. Instead of the usual paper cup, why not use unusual planters? A soup can, a milk carton, or even a shoe can become a unique planter. You can teach a lesson in recycling at the same time!
With younger children, you may want to use small plants. With older children, you might consider planting seeds and watching them grow. Be sure you plant extra to insure all the children end up with a growing plant.
Use Circle Time to discuss with the children what plants need to grow. Show them different seeds and ask if they can guess which plant comes from what seed. Their answers may surprise you!
Check out our free lesson plan for ideas on seeds to show the children.