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Parts of a Plant Poster and Activities

arts of a Plant Poster and Activities

Parts of a Plant Poster and Activities

Help students understand the major purpose of each part:

  • Roots – absorbs water and nutrients, anchors plant, transports nutrients, & stores food
  • Stem – transports water and food
  • Leaves – soak up the sun’s energy, makes food
  • Flower – produces seeds
  • Fruit – holds seed

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Part of a Plant Poster


Flowers: allow the plant to reproduce by producing seeds; edible examples include broccoli, cauliflower

Fruit: hold the seeds of a plant; examples include eggplant, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers

Leaves: soak up the sun’s energy and produce food for the plant; examples include lettuce, cabbage, spinach, mustard greens, kale

Roots: absorb water and anchor the plant; examples include radishes, beets, carrots, parsnips

Stems: transport water and food throughout the plant; examples include asparagus, celery

Read the Book Tops and Bottoms

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At the Conclusion of the Book, Ask the Students:

1.) “What are some plants that have good “bottoms” to eat?”

2.) “What are some plants that have good “tops” to eat?”

3.) “What are some plants that have good “middles” to eat?”

4.) “How is the Hare similar to farmers who grow plants that we eat?” (The hare knows about the different parts of a plant and which ones we eat. He also knows how they should be grown and harvested.)

5.) “What lessons can we learn from the Bear?” (He is not knowledgeable about plant parts so he does not get as much healthy and tasty food as the Hare. He is also lazy. The story suggests that laziness will harvest little.)

“How do the decisions that the Hare and Bear make an impact on their lives?” (Listen to students observations!)

Additional Links To Farm Ideas On My Site
Farm Theme
How Nutrients Travel Up Roots
To The Market Flannel Board

Horse Roll The Die Coloring Game
Rooster Art Project
Five Animals Flannel Board
Sprouting Seeds
How We Get Milk Coloring & Activity Book

Additional Printing Resources
Printable Farm to Cart Game


  • The plant parts image is used with permission from
  • Content from this activity was adapted from Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom, 
  • Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom’s lesson Plant Parts We Eat. & National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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