This lesson plan for primary learners looks at the life cycle of flowering plants.

Karen Elliot

In this lesson learners watch a short video about the life cycle of a flowering plant and complete an accompanying worksheet. They label a diagram, then draw and colour their own flower to complete the worksheet. After watching the video and completing the worksheet, extend the topic using activities from the LearnEnglish Kids website.


  • To provide a simple explanation of the life cycle of flowering plants
  • To present a topic related to the seasons of spring (seeds are planted) and autumn (new seeds form and fall to the ground), and to World Wildlife Day (3 March)
  • To use the present simple to describe facts
  • To develop listening, speaking and labelling skills
  • To provide learners with an opportunity to label a diagram and draw their own flower

Age group

CEFR level A1–A2

50–60 minutes

The lesson plan, worksheets and answer key can be downloaded in PDF format below. In addition, you will need:



Hello, this is an amazing plan, but why the video is not working? Thanks!


Thanks for your feedback on the lesson, and sorry that you are having problems with the video - it appears to be working fine here. Can you try to open it using a different web browser. You could also try accessing the video directly here:

Let us know if you are still having problems,

TE Team

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