SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Flora’s Flower

on June 20, 2013

Based on the book by Lisa Bruce …which looks like it’s been republished as ‘Grow Flower, Grow!’


Flora finds a pot with a little seedling sprouting, and decides she’ll take care of it!

(I had an inverted paper cup under the felt ‘soil’ both of which were hot glued to the pot. The paper cup has a hole poked in the top for the stem to fit in later, the sprout is a pipe cleaner with a twisted bottom which sits on top of the cup.)


Flora feeds the seedling her favorite foods! ‘What doesn’t loves cookies?’

(I just used foods that I have on hand, this was the kids favorite part. They were very good at knowing the plants don’t like pancakes.)


Finally Flora gets fed up, and tosses the plant outside, where the rain and sun can work their magic.

(I set the pot behind my flannel board, and swapped out the seedling for the grown flower between the rain and sun.)


Flora heads outside, and is excited to see that the seedling has flourished!

(It was a very fun part of the program. The kids were quite into it. This idea came from Recipes for Reading.)


(showing the ‘guts’ of my flower pot, you can also see the hole in the top of the cup where the big flower goes!)


This week’s Flannel Friday is hosted by Bridget at What is Bridget Reading?

3 responses to “Flora’s Flower

  1. mrsshaia says:

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What an amazing storytime prop. This is truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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