Plant Parts Song

A complete plant of Bellis perennis (Common Da...
A complete plant of Bellis perennis (Common Daisy) with flowers, leaves and the roots. (Photo credit: Grand-Duc, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Grand-Duc)

Use music and body movements to learn plant parts.   The movements for the song can be used alone, in moments where students needed a movement activity to get out some energy.   We would simply act out the plant parts without the song, or play a version of Simon Says using the movements.  We start out learning the movement by doing them with the song very slowly, and then we gradually increase the speed (of course the kids always love going at a crazy fast speed and trying to keep up!)

(To the tune of  “Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”)

Roots, stem, leaves, and flowers;  leaves and flowers;

Roots, stem, leaves, and flowers;  leaves and flowers;

Roots, stem, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds

These are the parts of plants,  parts of plants!

Actions:

roots–touch feet

stem–hands stiff by side, making the body stiff like a  stem

leaves–hang arms out to the side like leaves

flowers–hands around face, fingers outward like petals

fruit–arms above head in a circle

seeds–fingers flutter downward like seeds falling

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