- Floor space or open space outdoors
- Music (optional)
- Have your child find an open space on the floor or ground.
- Tell your child to crouch into a ball (“seed”).
- Tell your child to start “growing” like a flower. Rise up slowly and reach out with arms as if sprouting.
Try different plant “actions”:
The wind blows: sway and wave arms
Plant gets thirsty: droop over forward
Nighttime comes: close arms like petals closing
The sun comes out: stretch arms upward
Winter comes: crumble to ground
- Repeat as a different kind of flower, bush or tree.
- If you have a group, some children can be gardeners who walk around and “water” the flowers – they must make sure the flowers continue to grow – the children who are flowers should bend if they go too long without water
This activity develops coordination and balance as kids try to imagine and imitate the movement of a flower as it grows and blossoms.
- Skill: Balance
- 10 minutes
- Suggested age 3-6 years