Garden & Plants Theme

Garden and Plants Theme Collection

Botany Calendar Connections

Calendar Connections Botany

Let’s Explore Botany Bundle {$1.50 in Teacher’s Notebook Shop}Let's Explore Botany Button

Flowers & Plants Lapbook

This is a lapbook we made years ago, I apologize if any of the links to other sources are no longer active.  Much of it was created from printables found online at the time!

Label the Flower Printable

Garden Preschool Pack {from Homeschool Creations}

Garden Preschool Pack Button copy

Tot School Printables: L is for Leaf

IMG_7533{Vocabulary Development Theme: NATURE}

Letter Crafts from Totally Tots

V is for Vegetables, d is for daisy

V is for Vegetables d for daisy craft

Mini Flower Quiches {from Totally Tots}

mini flower quiches

Flowers & Plants Books…


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You can check out my Garden/Plant Finds here!

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Use my top navigation bar, “Printables by Theme” and hover over so the themes pop out to the right and you can jump directly to the theme collection you want!Theme Posts from 1plus1plus1equals1

Let’s Explore Botany eBook

Botany eBook Cover


I am SO excited to share something new with you!!!  My friend Shannon {who writes the Calendar Connections series} and I are always brainstorming together and recently came up with something new together.  She is the author, I am the designer, of the brand new Let’s Explore eBook series!

I am taking the awesome Calendar Connections themes that Shannon has developed, and turning them into full size files to be used as eBooks.  You can read them on your computer, your iPad, or any device that supports PDF files.  Yes, you can even print them full size!  Remember, I have a tutorial for using these on your iPad here {the format is the same as the Easy Readers}. We both have iPads so that what we will be using them on.  Each eBook page has a number, which correlates with the order in the Botany Calendar Connections cards.

image Calendar Connections Botany Digital Version 1

BUT, you don’t have to use this eBook with the CC cards, it can stand alone as a simple way to learn about a particular topic.  The series is created with 3rd-6th graders in mind, but it isn’t limited to those grades.  It is a great way to explore a topic across grade levels within your homeschool!

We are selling these in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop as a way to help us both raise support as missionaries, you can see this eBook as a part of the Let’s Explore Botany Bundle here for only $1.50!

Here’s a peek…   image

Botany Calendar Connections

My wonderful friend Shannon is still working with me to create the Calendar Connections cards. She is a fellow inner city missionary with me and also a homeschooler {and former school teacher}. We have a Botany Theme Calendar set for you!

Botany Theme Calendar Connections

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar, I ordered mine from Oriental Trading but they now have the same one on Amazon!


but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart. They seem like they would fit in this calendar on Amazon but I am not certain.

I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found recently in the Target $1 section. Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a new sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!Calendar Connections Small Botany

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!

Looking for the eBook and premium design {prints front to back}…


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We are slowly building up what we hope will be a wide variety of themes to choose from!

Pretty Bugs and Creatures Preschool Pack ~ Free Printables

I had fun making this preschool pack using the adorable girly bugs and flowers from Stockberry Studio. I had to rename it because a snail is included!  I know a snail is not a bug, but he was cute so I didn’t want to leave him out!  So I changed the name to honor his inclusion.

Here’s a glimpse of what is included {all free} in this Pretty Bugs & Creatures Preschool Pack

Pretty Bugs Printable Pack


Focus Skills

  • Letter Bb
  • Find the Difference
  • Graphing
  • Patterning
  • Sorting
  • Colors
  • Positional Words
  • Shapes
  • Counting 1-20
  • Upper/Lower Case ABCs
  • Song
  • Bible Verse
  • Labeling
  • Tracing

You can download the entire

Pretty Bugs & Creatures Preschool Pack here on my website for FREE!


See more Preschool Packs and Tot Books/Packs here…Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equals1.jpg

Flowers & Plants ~ Lapbook

We finally put together our flowers and plants lapbook, this one really drug out for us! We did a lot, but didn’t get to much of what I had planned, probably due to a 10 day ministry trip in the middle of the month!

Here is our completed lapbook…

The Cover-he used Draw Write Now, Book 3to draw these flowers and then begged me to use glitter glue pens for the title!

The Inside:
We made this one a bit different, overlapping two folders to make it a 3-part with a small pocket in the back.

Left Flap Top: Parts of a Plant Labeling
Left Flap Bottom: Grid Coloring
Middle Top Left: A Sprouting Bean
Middle Top Right: Index Cards with KWL
Middle Bottom Left: Seeds of Faith
Middle Bottom Right: Plants easy reader from Science A-Z
Right Top Left: Laminated flower sorting cards
Right Top Right: Flower Fun
Right Bottom: Describe Your Flower

Flaps Up:
Left Bottom Left: Flower Activity Book
Left Top Right: Itsy Bitsy Seedling
Left Bottom Right: Parts of a Plant
Right Bottom: Flower Multiplication

Right Flap Folded In:
Top: Color By Number
Bottom: Compare 2 Flowers

The Back: Label the Flower board I made for him.
In the Pocket: Printed cards from this online game, and cards and answer sheet for the labeling mat.
To see our other blog posts about this lapbook, click here. To see our entire webpage about this lapbook, click here. For more Flowers and Plants lapbooks from other bloggers, visit Little Laplinks at Lapbook Lessons!