SHARED By: Leslie Edleman, Teacher at York Avenue Preschool

The Three’s classroom at York Avenue Preschool has been learning all about the season of spring. We learned that the birds are beginning to chirp and that the flowers are starting to bloom.

We read a story, “Grow Flower Grow” by Lisa Bruce and learned that flowers need soil, sun, seeds and water to grow. We also sang a special song to continue our flower theme.

“Inch by inch, row by row
Going to make this garden grow
All you need is a rake and a how and a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row
Please bless these seeds I sew
Please keep them warm below
Till the rain comes tumbling down”

Grow Flower Grow
To help the students learn about the different parts of a flower and what some flowers look like, we made our own paper blooms! We used our fine motor skills and cut out circles to resemble the flower. Then, we used muffin liners as the center of the flower and glued it onto the middle of the cutout circle. Lastly, we tore tissue paper and glued it on as decoration.


Paper Flowers

What You’ll Need:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Muffin liners
  • Tissue paper

What You’ll Do:

  • Trace a circle on your construction paper
  • Cut out the circle with scissors
  • Glue down muffin liner in center of the circle
  • Tear tissue paper
  • Glue tissue paper on the muffin container

We are looking forward to planting our own seeds in our classroom and watch them grow into beautiful flowers!