Flower Pounding (home learning)

Flower Pounding (home learning)

  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 4
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Natural colours occur in flowers and petals. Use these colours to decorate a piece of material and see what patterns you can create! 
Flowers and leaves have natural pigments in them which can be released on to paper or fabric by gently hammering them. First, you’ll collect some flowers and leaves from your garden or when out on a walk, taking notice of the beautiful world around you. Experiment pounding with different flowers and leaves to work out which makes the best pigment. 

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Curriculum codes:

Ideal for:  Lower to Middle Primary Ages 6 – 9

  • investigate 
  • fresh air 
  • get moving 
  • be creative 

Time required: 30 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Maths, Science, The Arts, Critical and Creative Thinking

Resources required

  • Cotton fabric – you could use a handkerchief or cut a square out of an old white cotton t-shirt or shirt 
  • Cutting board 
  • Flowers and leaves 
  • Hammer with a flat head 
  • Paper towel or paper 
  • Towel

Additional info

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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