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Card sort

What is the life cycle of a plant?

Resource overview

10-15 mins
Invite your early years pupils to discuss the different stages in a plant’s life and put them in order with this card sort activity.

Topics covered

plant science, living things and their habitats

How to use this resource

  1. Display the activity on your whiteboard for a whole class approach or print for pupils to complete the activity in groups of 3-4. 
  2. Encourage groups to feedback to the class.    


Looking at the stages of a plant’s life cycle can help us identify the season; through new plants emerging from the ground, flower buds appearing and opening, seeds and fruits growing or leaves changing colour and falling to the ground. 


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