Inspired by the flower children’s book list, I am sharing forty flower facts for kids. Flower facts are a great way to spark conversations and inspire learning this spring. I hope you find the perfect flower trivia for your lesson plans, gardening time, or nature play.
History of Flowers
Some of the most exciting flower facts are about how flowers evolved. In the early days on earth, all the plant life was green. There were no beautiful pops of colors from flowers. Slowly, plants evolved to have flowers.
Activity: Inspire a creative art activity. Draw a visual timeline for the evolution of flowers. Invite children to draw how they imagine the earth without flowers, how they imagine the first flowers looking, and finally, flowers today.
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Basic Flower Facts
Kids can learn basic information about flowers with this first group of flower facts. For parents and educators, it’s great to have quick flower trivia to share on walks, during storytimes, and even while passing a flower display at the grocery store.
more resources for a classroom flower theme:
- Flower facts PDF
- Flower activity list
- Flower book list
- Flower jokes and puns on The Old Summers Home
Beyond the colors and scents, one of my favorite things about flowers is their relationship with other creatures. Flowers and pollinators depend on each other, but we all benefit from their connection.
Are you looking for a unique nature classroom theme? Consider a study on pollinators. Children can learn about familiar insects and animals and deep-dive into how parts of nature connect.
Creepy Flower Facts
Flowers are not all pretty colors and lovely smells. They can look and act very creepy. These facts are for the kids who love gross and bizarre nature facts.
Tip: Spark a conversation about these spooky flower facts. Ask, “Which of these facts do you think is the creepiest and why?” Make sure to share which fact you found eerie too!
Fun Flower Trivia
Flower trivia is perfect for those who love facts and figures. Sometimes, we just really want to know what is the biggest, rarest, and fastest. Find those flower facts here!
Activity: After sharing these flower facts, you can keep the learning going. Measure and mark flower heights on the wall, then compare them to students’ measurements. Or go on a flower scavenger hunt and see how many colors you can find.
Flower & Food Facts
Somehow our nature facts here on Well Beings always lead back to food. When it comes to flower facts, the tradition continues. These flower and food facts are perfect for snack or meal times.
Activity: Ask a fun, open-ended question to spark a meal-time conversation. “Which flower would you want to try eating, and how would you cook it?”
Flowers & People
It’s impossible to separate flowers and humans. Flowers are part of our food system, culture, and natural environment. These flower facts can help kids understand how flowers are meaningful for people.
Activity: Help children think deeper about flowers by playing “Would You Rather.” In this flower-based version, ask questions about flower careers, flower travel and events, or flower gifts.
More Flower Facts
Here are a few more flower facts to finish off the list. I hope you found some flower trivia to share with others or to add to your classroom lesson plans.
I hope that somewhere in this list of flower facts, you found the perfect conversation starter for your child or classroom. Keep learning about plants with pumpkin facts, winter tree facts, and plant activities.