This super simple flower sensory tray is a brilliant way to introduce even very small children to the basic parts of a flower, and also a brilliant fine motor control activity as the petals are quite hard to pick up with the tweezers.
This activity is also a great alternative to a flower dissection.
If you like this you might also like my plant science experiments for Key Stage 1.
Coloured rice – colour rice by adding food colouring to white rice in a ziploc bag, mixing up and leave to dry.
Pour the rice into a tray and sprinkle petals, leaves and stems of a flower onto the top.
Ask children to use the tweezers to remove the flower parts and place on a piece of paper, labelling the parts as they go.
Can you put a white flower into coloured water? What do you think might happen?
Can you use lots of different coloured flowers and sort the petals by shape and size?
Suitable for Key Stage 1 Science
Identify the structure of flowers and plants
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