Free Kindergarten Plant Life Cycle Fact Or Opinion Lesson Plan (Science)

Topic: Plant Life Cycle

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to understand the basic steps of the plant life cycle and be able to give examples of each step.


  • Pictures of different stages of a plant's life cycle (e.g. seed, seedling, mature plant, fruit, etc.)
  • Chart paper and markers


  • Write the phases of the plant life cycle on the chart paper and ask the students to name each one.
  • Ask the students if they have ever seen a plant grow before and what they remember about it.

Direct Instruction

  • Show the students pictures or real examples of each phase of the plant life cycle and discuss the characteristics of each one.
  • Ask the students if they have any questions about the pictures or characteristics of each phase.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the students into small groups and give each group a piece of construction paper and some pencils or crayons.
  • Have the students use the pictures or examples as a guide and create their own representation of the plant life cycle.
  • As the students work, walk around to provide assistance and encouragement.

Independent Practice

  • Have the students use the materials provided to create a poster that illustrates the steps in the plant life cycle.
  • Encourage the students to include factoids and/or their own opinions about each stage in their poster.


  • Review the main points of the lesson with the students.
  • Ask the students to share one thing they learned about the plant life cycle today.


  • Observe the students during the guided and independent practice activities to assess their understanding of the concepts.
  • Collect and review the students' plant life cycle drawings for accuracy and completeness.

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