20 Creative Ways to Learn with Flower

Spring is here, bringing beautiful flowers with it. Your children would love to take a break from their studies to smell the roses. With these STEM activities for preschoolers, elementary students, and middle schoolers, they can smell the roses, and make them their studies!
20 CREATIVE ways to learn with flowers this spring and summer

Science terms: observation, experiment, and engineer


  • The authors of these activities have some brilliant ideas for learning with flowers, but in some of the articles the terms get a little sloppy. Science is anytime you're studying the physical world, so all of these fun flower activities fit. Observation is a vital science skill that often goes without recognition. Anytime you're simply watching or smelling you are observing. Don't cut this important skill short.
  • Sometimes observation activities are called experiments. An activity is only an experiment  if you are testing one idea versus another one in order to answer a question. But, just because an activity isn't an experiment doesn't mean it isn't great science.
  • Engineering projects are also sometimes called experiments. If you're building, or manipulating in order to get a specific result, you're engineering.
  • The following list has observation, experimental, and engineering activities for every age. You'll even find some good books to build your child's literature skills along the way. Spend some time on all three skills for a wonderful well rounded lesson.




Preschool flower learning activities 

preschool flower activities for kids




Elementary flower study activities






Middle School STEM with flowers




Flower Activities




Happy spring, and Happy flower STEM learning!



Christy McGuire is a former AP physics teacher, and current mother of 4. She and her children enjoy exploring science and math together. Head over to Thriving STEM to find more science, technology, engineering and math ideas to use with your kids.  Follow along on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.



Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.