Children can make an easy greeting card for their parents, other
relatives, a special babysitter or child care provider to
celebrate holidays and events listed above.
Activity 1 > Plants > How a Seed Grows
This is also a good opportunity to discuss >
How A Seed Grows:
- The seed is planted in soil.
- A root grows down into the soil.
- The stem pushes up toward the sun.
- The stem grows and leaves unfold.
Activity 2 > Online Story > Dottie's Garden
To help illustrate how a plant grow you can view this previous
activity and visit this great online story Peep Plants a Seed to reinforce these concepts.
Activity 3 >
Craft > Easy Shapes Greeting Cards Happy Gardening theme
18 months to 6 years old
- This craft activity will help
children learn about colors, shapes, about the images in the card
and about a holiday or special occasion or event.
- The children will learn how fascinating
it is to create a special gift using shapes.
- Let's call this technique
"layering,." Using different shapes and images you layer
them to form another image or landscape. Print a template of your choice and follow the instructions printed
there. A template with an optional greeting is also
available to glue inside the card or you can write one together.
- Children 18 months to 3 years:
The youngest child can participate in this greeting card
creation. Add a few drops or use glue stick to the folded
paper and child can place the pieces on the front of the
card. Make sure to mention the color, shape and identify an
discuss the images of and other items in the card templates.
You can add a hand print cut-out to the inside of
the card and write a message on top.
- Older children can add and
decorate the plain colored pieces first with glitter, paint: brush
strokes, sponging, cotton ball dabbing, stampers, cut-up tissue
paper, etc. , and then proceed to layer the pieces as suggested in
the small image on the template.
- Create a 3-D Effect > Place little pieces of roll up tape instead of glue.
This raises the different layers just a bit, and gives a nice 3-D
- Envelope: Any
standard large greeting card envelope can be used - those left
over from the holidays. Make your own envelopes by using a
used one as a template. Trace the envelope over wrapping
paper - (usually the opposite side is white and the printed side
can be the inside of the envelope). Cut and glue and you have a
custom made envelope.
Activity 5 > Alphabet Activities
Incorporate introducing or reinforcing an alphabet letter.
Visit the links provided in the materials column for related printable activities and
The card features a gardening
theme, flower basket, a rabbit, and watering can, and
two cards have Easter option label.
Shapes Greeting Cards
6-pc with flower basket
Card 1 Bunny
8-pc with watering cans
Card 2 Bunny
8-pc with watering cans
Greeting Templates for inside of the card:
Greeting - two to choose fromAlphabet Printable Activities:
* F is for Flower
* G is for Garden or Gardening
* R is for Rabbit
* W is for Water
(two of the cards
feature watering cans)
white paper or card stock,
white or coordinating color
glue or glue stick