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

In this lesson pupils 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.

Children should be interested in the fact that we plant seeds in spring, and in autumn we can see seeds, nuts and berries on plants once the flowers have died. After watching the video and completing the worksheet, you can extend the topic according to your age group using activities from the LearnEnglish Kids website.


  • To provide a simple explanation of the life cycle of plants
  • To present a topic related to the seasons: 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 labeling skills
  • To provide children with an opportunity to label a diagram and draw their own flower

Age group
Young learners aged 6-12 years (see stages of lesson for variations for younger and older students)

CEFR level A1 / A2

50-60 minutes

The lesson plan, worksheets and answer key can be downloaded in PDF format below. The video, which is available on this page below, can also be viewed at the following link address:

Karen Elliot


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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