We made Parts of a Bean Plant Diagram Art as part of our gardening theme this month. Disclaimer that this is not process art, some may say it’s not developmentally appropriate and it’s too hard for young children. That’s fine but we did it anyway and we did it successfully. The purpose of this project was to learn about the parts of a plant. There are quite a few! Before starting, we looked at a picture of a plant and pointed out the leaves, stems, roots, flower, fruit, or in this case a bean. Read this post about the Value of Both Product and Process Art.
Parts of a Bean Plant Diagram Art
Our Parts of a Bean Plant Diagram Art were a little more of a complex project with preschoolers but I felt it was well-received and meaningful to my group. I could have certainly just put out all the materials for everyone to use as they desired but I thought this was a good opportunity to work together as a group and work on listening skills, considering the needs of our friends and developing patience.
I don’t have photos of the process since I was busy helping the process. First of all, I loved the materials provided by Experience Curriculum. The colors and the creativity were appealing to me and as engaged as everyone was, I believe it was for my kids too.
We started with the seed. Everyone put a drop of glue on their paper for the seed. Placed the seed. Then on to the pipe cleaner stem. The yarn roots.
The leaves came next. And the beautiful tissue paper flower! What grows on this plant after the flower? The bean!
I helped some glue on the word labels but for most, I placed them and they glued them on.
The children were quite proud to take home their project because they spent a lot of time on it.
I will say it was a busy time and not the easiest type of project to guide a group of six all at a time but the results were worth it!
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