Is this flower taller or shorter than a preschooler?

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on April 12, 2011

in Creative Art, Flowers, Mathematics, Measuring

I happen to stop by this classroom and the teacher had a very tall paper flower sitting out on a table…

The children were very excited about this flower so to build on their enthusiasm, we decided to see who (or which) was taller – the flower or the child…


All the children hurried up to lay down on the ground so I could place the flower next to them and oh my, you would have thought this was the most exciting thing ever!!

The children had made their own construction paper flowers earlier in the day so this big flower was something that they were very excited about too…

After we all took a turn comparing flower to child - the teacher sang the seed song.

The seed begins in the garden, tiny and small...

It happens to be one of my favorites….

But then it grows and grows and grows - big and tall!

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