Every other week, my amazing Head Start students in Germantown come to the Wyck Historic House and Garden to learn about plants, insects, animals, farming, healthy food, etc. This week they continued learning about plant parts and the healthy foods they produce.
The plant part costume was something the kids loved when learning about plants at The Schuylkill Center’s Farm Camp, so with some felt and a few dollar store items, I had a costume of my own in no time at all.
Plant Part Costume
¥ 1 Sheet Brown Felt
¥ 1 Yards Green Felt or Fabric
¥ Pipe Cleaners
¥ Fabric Garden Gloves
¥ Small Garden Hat or Basket
¥ Decorative Flowers or Fruit
¥ Hot Glue Gun
¥ Needle & Thread or Fabric Glue
One Whole Flower- Create one flower using colored cotton balls or puff balls and felt petals (color and shape of choice)
Add Literacy Labels- Velcro, sew or permanent marker labels to each part of the costume
Add Fruit- Create one flower using colored cotton balls or puff balls and felt petals to create an apple blossom and add a faux apple (or any common fruit and flower)