Flowers in The Classroom

Flowers in The Classroom

We’re still going through the ‘settling in’ process at school, and I’m exhausted, so instead of a ‘normal’ post I thought I’d share some of the ways we’ve used real flowers in the classroom. Some of them, I have posted before, and if you click on the photo it will take you to the previous post…

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Fresh Flowers

I love having fresh flowers in the classroom – such a great talking point…

Fresh flowers in the classroom - from Rachel (",)

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Transient Art 

Old flowers are perfect for transient art (I just trimmed the stems off these). I meant to include these pictures in my ‘Summer Play’ post, but forgot…

Saving old flowers for transient art - from Rachel (",)

Transient art with old fresh flowers - from Rachel (",)

Transient art with old fresh flowers - from Rachel (",)

Transient art with old fresh flowers - from Rachel (",)

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Transient Art with Real Sunflowers and Loose Parts 

Transient art with real sunflowers and loose parts - from Rachel (",)

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Flowers on the Light Panel

Another picture that was supposed to be in my Summer Play post…

Flowers on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

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Potion Making

The water tray is perfect for this! We loved doing this when we were enjoying some fairy play…

Potion making in the water tray - from Rachel (",)

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Pestle and Mortars

…great for fine and gross motor work! This was a lovely sensory experience…Exploring flowers with pestle & mortars - from Rachel (",)

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Adding Food Colouring to Water 

We wanted to see if the carnations would change colour…

Adding food colouring to water and flowers - from Rachel (",)

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Investigating Sunflowers

We love growing our own sunflowers and then having a go at removing the seeds with tweezers. Another fabulous fine motor activity!

Growing and then investigating sunflowers- from Rachel (",)

Exploring sunflowers and beans with tweezers - from Rachel (",)

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Growing Flowers

Seeds planted in the classroom before we planted them outside…

Growing sunflowers and beans - from Rachel (",)

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Painting Flowers

We used paint charts to have a go at matching the colours before we did this…

Painting sunflowers from Rachel (",)

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Collaborative Transient Art Flower 

Not inside the classroom, but couldn’t resist adding this really old picture – we created a land art picture together with collected loose parts… a beautiful flower!

Collaborative transient art flower outdoors - from Rachel (",)

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– Rachel (“,)

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8 Comments

  1. Love all your flower ideas. Inspired for the week ahead. Thankyou.

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    • Thank you, Karen! 🙂

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  2. Love the use of nature in transient art. Lovely! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Mel! I love what nature brings 🙂

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  3. I love this Rachel! As I was ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your post, a spot on a tv show that I like to watch, called Naturally Danny Seo, came on and it was about a floral forager in Seattle Washington named Bridget Beth Collins. You may already know of her but if you don’t, I think you would love to see her work. I hope you enjoy it!

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    • Ooh, I’ve never heard of her! Must investigate! Thank you! x

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  4. Such simple but lovely ideas. Thank you so much. You have inspired me lots over the years but this is just lovely. Loving the transient art….

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    • Ah, thank you, Emma! 🙂

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