I would like to teach my children (3 & 6 years of age) to be able to identify plants. They can remember brands and logos, they should be able to remember the shapes of leaves and plants. We spent an hour in the backyard practicing this week.
I am always looking for fun ways to incorporate identification into backyard play. I saw an idea on Pinterest to make prints with leaves. We took it a step further and labeled the prints when they were dry.
First we went on a leaf hunt and gathered leaves of different shapes and sizes. Then we got out some finger paint and paper.
Here are some more ideas:
FloridianNature.com has 3 pages with photos of common poisonous Florida plants.
The Tree Identification Guide at arborday.org is a great site!!!
Off to pick some tomatoes in the garden!