Alphabet Activities: Flower Vases

The Playful Preschool Series  theme this week is flowers.  Spring is a wonderful time to observe all the beautiful flowers growing and blossoming.  We had fun adding an alphabet activity into our flower exploration!

Grab a bouquet of flowers and let your preschoolers and toddlers have fun arranging them in this alphabet activity!

Flower Vases Alphabet Activity

Why We Chose This Activity

On a daily basis my 3 year-old brings me a bouquet of dandelions!  He is slowly working on letter identification so I thought I would take advantage of his interests in flowers/weeds and tie it to a little literacy learning.

Setting Up

Materials Needed: 6-8 baby food jars, alphabet stickers or labels, fresh picked flowers, water, watering can

1.  On each baby food jar place an alphabet sticker.  We chose letters we are working on currently.

2.  Fill a small watering can or pitcher with water.

3.  Let your child pick a small bouquet of flowers.

Time to Play

As we set out the jars/vases we talked about each letter on the jar.

filling the alphabet vases with water

Then my son filled each container with water.  This was definitely his favorite part!  Pouring water is a great thing for preschoolers to work on too.

alphabet activities getting the vases filled

He then decided how he wanted to arrange the flowers in each vase.  We talked about the colors and sizes of the flowers.

I also asked the following questions.

Which letter vase will you put that flower?

How many flowers did you put in the “G” vase?

Is there a purple flower in the “U” vase?

I loved that I could talk to him while he was playing and plant a little literacy learning!

the alphabet jars

This was a very simple but effective alphabet activity that works great for spring and summer outdoor learning.

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10+ Flower Garden Learning Activities for Kids

Lavender Scented Sensory Paint and Pre-Writing Practice for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
There are few things that excite our senses like the fragrance of flowers! Come try a lavender scented sensory paint to enhance pre-writing skills! Free lavender pre-writing printable for use at home (or in the classroom)!
Flower Hunt by Color by Mom Inspired Life
Get outside with your preschooler and explore nature while hunting for flowers by color! Use the included printable to record your findings and then practice various math concepts with your data.
A Honey Bee Craft and Science Activity for Kids from The Educators’ Spin On It
Flowers are not just beautiful, they have a purpose too! Many flowers turn into the food we eat. Honey bees are to thank for this! Grab your markers and celebrate the pollinators with this bee craft and science activity for kids.
 Kid-Made Cupcake Liner Flowers
Children love to create art using a variety of materials. Grab some colorful cupcake liners, buttons, and pompoms and watch their creativity bloom!  – Fun-A-Day
Chalk Art: Flower Power Letter Matching from Tiny Tots Adventures
Take learning outdoors. Fill the driveway with letter flowers and provide your child with plenty of opportunities to practice writing, matching, and tracing the alphabet.
Number Flowers by Still Playing School
There is so much playful math involved with our Flower Number Garden! Our kids especially loved the “magical” way we made them “grow!”
Colors and Numbers Flower Sensory Play for Preschoolers by Life Over C’s
Learn colors, count, and practice fine motor skills with flower sensory play for preschoolers!
Make an easy word family game with paper flowers to practice reading simple CVC or consonant- vowel – consonant words.
Finger Print Flowers by Powerful Mothering
Ask your child to make a beautiful flower garden with their fingers, sit back, and watch the magic.
Letter Recognition Flowers by Rainy Day Mum
Work with preschoolers on letter recognition with this reusable flowers activity that is simple to make and can be used again and again.
About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. Love the addition of letters to the vases. The kids make a bouquet almost every night for the dinner table and I will try this tonight.

  2. Love this idea! I get lots of flowers and weeds daily.

  3. beautiful flowers! love this idea

  4. Fantastic idea – I now know what to do with all of the dandelions and buttercups I end up given every day

  5. Danielle says:

    Great idea! My son would love pouring the water too. Also, your pics on this post are awesome!

  6. Our kids love picking flowers. What a great activity to go along with flower picking.

  7. Brilliant idea! My kids would love pouring the water too!

  8. Jodie – flower-arranging is FUN with kids! I loved how you incorporated literacy into your designs:) Great idea!

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  1. […] Alphabet Activities: Flower Vases by Growing Book by Book Spring and summer are full of opportunities for preschoolers to pick flowers from the yard. Bring a bouquet inside and have fun arranging them while learning about the alphabet in this fun and playful activity. […]

  2. […] Alphabet Activities: Flower Vases by Growing Book by Book Spring and summer are full of opportunities for preschoolers to pick flowers from the yard. Bring a bouquet inside and have fun arranging them while learning about the alphabet in this fun and playful activity. […]

  3. […] Alphabet Activities: Flower Vases by Growing Book by Book Spring and summer are full of opportunities for preschoolers to pick flowers from the yard. Bring a bouquet inside and have fun arranging them while learning about the alphabet in this fun and playful activity. Lavender Scented Sensory Paint and Pre-Writing Practice for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog There are few things that excite our senses like the fragrance of flowers! Come try a lavender scented sensory paint to enhance pre-writing skills! Free lavender pre-writing printable for use at home (or in the classroom)! Flower Hunt by Color by Mom Inspired Life Get outside with your preschooler and explore nature while hunting for flowers by color! Use the included printable to record your findings and then practice various math concepts with your data. A Honey Bee Craft and Science Activity for Kids from The Educators’ Spin On It Flowers are not just beautiful, they have a purpose too! Many flowers turn into the food we eat. Honey bees are to thank for this! Grab your markers and celebrate the pollinators with this bee craft and science activity for kids.  Kid-Made Cupcake Liner Flowers Children love to create art using a variety of materials. Grab some colorful cupcake liners, buttons, and pompoms and watch their creativity bloom!  – Fun-A-Day Chalk Art: Flower Power Letter Matching from Tiny Tots Adventures Take learning outdoors. Fill the driveway with letter flowers and provide your child with plenty of opportunities to practice writing, matching, and tracing the alphabet. Number Flowers by Still Playing School There is so much playful math involved with our Flower Number Garden! Our kids especially loved the “magical” way we made them “grow!” Colors and Numbers Flower Sensory Play for Preschoolers by Life Over C’s Learn colors, count, and practice fine motor skills with flower sensory play for preschoolers! Ending Word Sound Flowers by Capri + 3 Make an easy word family game with paper flowers to practice reading simple CVC or consonant- vowel – consonant words. […]

  4. […] Alphabet Activities: Flower Vases by Growing Book by Book Spring and summer are full of opportunities for preschoolers to pick flowers from the yard. Bring a bouquet inside and have fun arranging them while learning about the alphabet in this fun and playful activity. Lavender Scented Sensory Paint and Pre-Writing Practice for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog There are few things that excite our senses like the fragrance of flowers! Come try a lavender scented sensory paint to enhance pre-writing skills! Free lavender pre-writing printable for use at home (or in the classroom)! Flower Hunt by Color by Mom Inspired Life Get outside with your preschooler and explore nature while hunting for flowers by color! Use the included printable to record your findings and then practice various math concepts with your data. A Honey Bee Craft and Science Activity for Kids from The Educators’ Spin On It Flowers are not just beautiful, they have a purpose too! Many flowers turn into the food we eat. Honey bees are to thank for this! Grab your markers and celebrate the pollinators with this bee craft and science activity for kids.  Kid-Made Cupcake Liner Flowers Children love to create art using a variety of materials. Grab some colorful cupcake liners, buttons, and pompoms and watch their creativity bloom!  – Fun-A-Day Chalk Art: Flower Power Letter Matching from Tiny Tots Adventures Take learning outdoors. Fill the driveway with letter flowers and provide your child with plenty of opportunities to practice writing, matching, and tracing the alphabet. Number Flowers by Still Playing School There is so much playful math involved with our Flower Number Garden! Our kids especially loved the “magical” way we made them “grow!” Colors and Numbers Flower Sensory Play for Preschoolers by Life Over C’s Learn colors, count, and practice fine motor skills with flower sensory play for preschoolers! Ending Word Sound Flowers by Capri + 3 Make an easy word family game with paper flowers to practice reading simple CVC or consonant- vowel – consonant words. […]

  5. […] for another water idea?  Try these ABC flower vases to encourage little ones to identify their letters while enjoying a little flower […]

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