🌎The Magical World of Plants – (Mother) Earth Day Celebration Unit for Young Learners (Activities)

Hello, my dear educators! This CLIL unit should help your young learners learn about plants in an engaging way, and the materials/activities can be used online and face-to-face without any adaptations. So explore the units and enjoy the international Mother Earth Day!

How to take care of plants at home? – Unit 1

In unit 1, you will:

  1. Brainstorm what is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word PLANTS;
  2. Discuss how to take care of a plant;
  3. Watch a TikTok video compilation with plant tips;
  4. Answer to listening comprehension questions;
  5. What are some plants we can have at home and what do they need to grow: An exploration!;
  6. Learn more: How to regrow vegetables at home?;
  7. Project: Start your bean plant growth diary + (a downloadable freebie diary).

Life Cycle of a Plant – Unit 2

In unit 2, you will:

  1. Discuss your bean diary you made in unit 1;
  2. Watch an interactive video and answer 11 comprehension questions;
  3. Explore the life cycle of a plant interactively;
  4. Play a matching game to review the life cycle of a plant;
  5. Be an online botanist explorer and then discuss in pairs!

Parts of a Plant – Unit 3

In unit 3 you will:

  1. Learn about parts of the plants;
  2. Match the parts of the plants interactively;
  3. Learn about the function of each part of the plant;
  4. Discuss different ways and describe how can we include more plants in the city;
  5. Explore how pollution impacts plants;
  6. Complete a reading comprehension;
  7. Assessment: Write a small summary of the whole unit.

Here’s a glimpse into one of the materials

What do you think about using CLIL materials to learn about plants in your ELS classroom? Do you have any activities that you would like to share? Did you enjoy these activities about plants for young learners? Please write in the comments or via the contact page. I would love to hear your opinion!

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About Alice Glass

Alice is a 29 years old English teacher with a B.Ed and M.Ed. with a double minor (English teaching methodology for young learners and Serbian language teaching methodology). She is also a young but published academic researcher, materials designer, and an online ESL teacher for children in her own school, ELLoquent. She is passionate about teaching young learners, environmental education, storytelling & drama, and distance learning. Last but not least, she is a mother of an autistic toddler with SPD.

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