What Does a Plant Need Activity


How to teach Plants

Using What Does a Plant Need Activity, students read and sing the poem “What Do Plants Need?” sung to the tune of Frere Jacques.

Plants need many things to grow and survive. This activity will help your students learn about the needs that plants have to be able to grow.

Use the poem to introduce and review the four needs of a plant. Students can read the poem independently in centers and highlight the needs of a plant as they read.Use the pocket chart sentence cards for shared or independent reading. Complete the sentence “Plants need ______” using the picture or word cards.A fill-in-the-black worksheet and drawing worksheet are included to further review the needs of a plant.

Other resources to use with this What Does a Plant Need Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about plants.

Use this Photosynthesis Diagram Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by reviewing parts of a plant. Next, students share facts that they know about plants. Then, students complete activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students draw pictures of plants without one of their needs being met.

Be sure to check out more Plants Worksheets.

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