In this resource, aimed at primary level, children learn about the importance of plants to everyday life. Children are asked to reflect on what makes them feel good whilst on a thinking walk. They make and record observations on the walk to help prompt them when back in class. Children consider what is about the plants that makes them feel good, focussing on colour, shape, form, texture and smell. They then think about how our lives are affected by plants.
Further activities which link to this resource are:
This resource is part of The Great Plant Hunt, which is designed to encourage children to draw inspiration from the life and work of Charles Darwin to develop their understanding of the natural world. It was created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and commissioned and funded by the Wellcome Trust to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.