5 Flower STEM and Sensory Activities for Kids

Depending on where you live, it might not feel much like spring outside. One week we’re opening the windows and enjoying the sunshine and the next, we need to break out our winter clothes again. The old saying goes after April showers come May flowers, and May is just days away! Spring is in full swing here, and the flowers are starting to bloom! I’ve prepared this list of 5 Flower STEM and Sensory Activities for kids that are perfect for spring. You can use these in your homeschool classroom, or just a fun way to pass the chillier or rainy days of spring indoors with your kids.

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Flower Experiment

This flower experiment can be done with any flower, and you can even use multiple to compare data. Using only four ingredients, this science experiment is a great way to teach your kids about flowers. After just 14 days, you will have beautiful and colorful flowers to display.

Crystal Flower Science Experiment

These crystal flowers are a great time for even boys! Growing crystal in your classroom is a classic and one you won’t regret trying with your kids. You can make this into a whole flower themed lesson plan, or use them as gifts when you are done.

Spring Flower Sensory Play

What better way to experience the sights and smells of spring than with this spring flower sensory play! You can make this sensory bin activity as large or as small as you’d like and can even dye the flowers yourself if you’d like.

Flower Exploration Activity

I love finding hands-on activities for my kids, and this flower exploration activity is one of my favorites! There are so many different ways to learn about flowers in this activity, that your kids won’t want to stop the fun! This is one of my favorite activities to incorporate into my spring lesson plan.

Fresh Flower Discovery Bottle

Whether you are learning on the go or trying to keep your kids from making a mess, you can’t go wrong with this fresh flower discovery bottle. This sensory activity uses fresh flowers to create a delightful and fresh activity for your kids.

You can use these sensory activities to teach your kids about spring and flowers. You can easily incorporate them into your homeschool morning time basket or any other time in your lesson plans.

Whether you are able to make it outside today, or you are just looking for a fun way to teach your kids about spring, these flower STEM and sensory activities are sure to keep your kids entertained for hours!

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Sarah

    Great ideas and thanks for sharing! Spring is about 3 weeks behind this year 🙁 Flowers are just now starting to bloom in my area.

  2. Amber Marie

    What fun ways to experiment with flowers! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Holly

    Wow! This is cool. Pinning this to use later. Thank you!!

  4. Heidi Ciravola

    Some of our most fun times are in the spring when we can explore the outside. Flower explorations are so much fun!

  5. Kristina Peterson

    Oooo, I love these suggestions. I want to try the flower crystals. We have studied flowers but your suggestions give us new perspectives in studying flowers, thank you.

  6. Brandy

    Awesome ideas! Pinning so we can try some later 🙂

  7. Lisa

    We’ve had such a long winter here- we are excited to get outside! Can’t wait for flower season – thanks for the wonderful ideas!

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