Plant Stories For Kindergarten

Plant Stories For Kindergarten

Welcome, kindergarten teachers and parents, to our remarkable collection of the Top 60 Plant Stories for Kindergarten to read free online. This alluring selection of tales, is sure to capture the imaginations of our youngest learners. In this collection, you’ll have access to the best short read-aloud stories, all purely designed for kindergartners. These stories are perfect for reading in the classroom. Each story is beautifully accompanied with illustrations that bring the stories to life, making them exciting and educational. All the stories are available with PDF and an increasing number also contains audio.

Plant stories are of invaluable importance for kindergartners. Not only do they introduce the children to the beautiful world of plants and help them understand their part in our ecosystem, but also they serve the purpose of promoting curiosity, knowledge, and respect towards nature. This aids in teaching them about environmental awareness from a very early age. They are bound to love these stories as they not only educate them about different plants but also fill their tiny hearts with the joy of discovery, feeding their imagination by leading them into the amazing world of Mother Nature. These English stories, while enhancing their language skills, will undoubtedly foster a love for reading at an early age. Enjoy the journey as you venture into the wonders of nature through these engaging plant stories!

Top 60 Plant Stories For Kindergarten

  1. How West Wind Helped Dandelion: This story is about a Dandelion plant that has many friends, like the Sunbeams, Raindrops, and Birds. The Dandelion’s job is to grow and make seeds. But when two children named Max and Nannie come to gather seeds, they only take seeds from other plants and ignore the Dandelion. The Dandelion feels sad and worried that its seeds will go to waste. But then the West Wind comes and promises to help plant the Dandelion’s seeds. With a strong gust of wind, the Dandelion’s seeds are carried far away to grow in new places. The Dandelion realizes that even though it is a plain plant, it still has someone looking out for it.
  2. Jack Frost and His Work: Jack Frost is excited to do his work on a cold autumn night. He paints the window panes and makes the ground white with his magical tools. He also opens the prickly burrs on chestnut trees so squirrels and children can enjoy the nuts. But sadly, Jack Frost has to destroy a little boy’s garden because he didn’t take his plants inside. The next day, everything is white and beautiful, but the boy learns a lesson and promises to be wiser next time.
  3. Do What You Can: Once upon a time, there was a farmer who had a big field of corn. He worked very hard to take care of it, but it started to dry up because there was no rain. Two little raindrops saw the farmer and felt sorry for him. Even though they were small, they decided to do their best to help. The raindrops fell on the farmer’s nose and the corn, and soon more raindrops joined them. Together, they watered the crop and it grew and ripened. This story teaches us that even small acts of kindness can make a big difference. You can read and download the ebook of this story using the link provided.
  4. How the raindrops and sunbeams helped: Mother Nature wakes up her helpers, the Sunbeams and Raindrops, to start getting the earth ready for spring. She sends them messages to dress the plants, call back the birds, open cocoons for butterflies, and prepare the soil for honey makers. The Sunbeams and Raindrops happily fulfill their tasks, causing Grandma to remark on the warm weather and then rain. The Raindrops wake up the plants, and the Sunbeams help them grow. The trees start budding, flowers bloom, and birds sing. Mother Nature calls her helpers again to dress the lilies for Easter. With their work done, everyone is thankful for the arrival of spring. [No mention of title or links provided.]
  5. The Little Pumpkin: In this heartwarming story, a little pumpkin grows on a vine in a sunny field. The pumpkin worries because it’s supposed to become a Jack-o’-lantern, but it doesn’t know how. The wind and sun reassure the pumpkin, telling it to just be the best little pumpkin it can be. Eventually, the pumpkin becomes the biggest and yellowest in the field. Children find it and turn it into a beautiful Jack-o’-lantern for Thanksgiving. The pumpkin is proud and shines brightly until the candle burns out. This story teaches children about growth, self-confidence, and embracing who they are.
  6. Spring and Her Helpers: Once upon a time, Winter received a message that Spring was ready to take charge of the land. Winter prepared to go on vacation, but first he spoke to North Wind, who reminded him of how important his role was. Winter agreed and left, allowing Spring to begin her work. Spring asked for help from the Sun and the Wind, and together they transformed the earth, melting the ice and snow, bringing warmth and rain, and waking up the plants and animals. With their help, Spring made the earth beautiful once again. She thanked her helpers and looked forward to working with them again next year.
  7. The Plant Household: Once upon a time, there was a very beautiful household with a dainty queen who wore the most beautiful robes. The servants in the household worked hard to provide food and take care of everyone. Lady Flower, the queen, also worked hard every day to make seeds. Everyone in the household had a task to do and they took pride and joy in their work. Because of their hard work and teamwork, this household became the happiest and most beautiful in all the land.
  8. The Little Plant: In a magical garden, a special seed named Sprout awaits its chance to grow and explore the world. With the encouragement of sunshine and raindrops, Sprout begins to grow and discovers a beautiful garden filled with colorful flowers and swaying trees. As Sprout makes friends and thrives, it adds its own beauty to the garden. This heartwarming story reminds us that every seed holds the promise of a wondrous adventure.
  9. How the Beans Came Up: Alice May, a little city girl, longed to plant seeds and watch them grow. Uncle Peter, the milk man, gave her some Lima beans. Alice planted them, but they kept popping up out of the ground. Uncle Peter explained that they were trying to grow, but Alice had been covering them up. He gave her more beans and told her to leave them alone. This time, the beans grew into vines with white blossoms and many bean pods. Alice picked the beans and her family enjoyed them for dinner. The next year, Alice planted more beans and waited for them to grow properly.
  10. Earth Day at School: In the small town of Green Valley, Earthkeeper Elementary School celebrated Earth Day with enthusiasm and educational activities. The students participated in planting trees, cleaning up the school grounds, creating awareness posters, and attending workshops on recycling and composting. They learned about the importance of trees in maintaining the ecosystem, recycling to conserve resources, and composting to provide nutrients for plants. The celebration inspired the students to make environmentally friendly choices every day and spread awareness in the community. Year after year, Earthkeeper Elementary became a leader in environmental education, inspiring other schools to follow their example and creating a lasting impact on the town of Green Valley.
  11. Charlie and the Blossoming Earth Day Garden: In the small town of Greenleaf, a young boy named Charlie dreams of creating a garden filled with wildflowers, bees, and fruits without using harmful chemicals. With the help of his mother, Mrs. Green, Charlie learns about Earth Day, conserving water, and maintaining a healthy garden. They attract pollinators, use natural methods to keep pests away, and save water by collecting rainwater. Their garden flourishes, and they share their knowledge with other children on Earth Day. Inspired by Charlie’s garden, the whole town embraces eco-friendly practices, and Charlie’s mission spreads across the country. He founds a nonprofit organization called “The Earth Day Gardeners” and continues to make a positive impact on the environment through gardening. Charlie’s vision becomes a movement that touches countless lives, and he realizes the lasting difference he has made.
  12. Our amazing earth: Lola, a curious little girl, embarks on an educational adventure to learn about the Earth. Along the way, she discovers the importance of water and the impact of pollution and climate change on its cleanliness. Lola also explores the land and the interconnectedness of wildlife and habitats, witnessing the destruction caused by human activities. She learns about the Earth’s atmosphere and how human actions contribute to air pollution. Lola concludes that while humans are part of the problem, they can also be part of the solution by recycling, conserving water, and using clean energy sources. She shares her newfound knowledge with others, hoping to inspire them to protect our amazing planet. The story also includes tips on reducing single-use plastics and planting trees to combat climate change.
  13. How The Flowers Grow: Once upon a time, in a beautiful garden, the flowers had a secret. They loved teaching curious children how they grew. One day, the children noticed a tiny green leaf wrapped around a bud, protecting it. The sunbeams woke up the bud, and it transformed into a beautiful flower. The children learned the secret of how flowers grow and were amazed by the garden’s colors and beauty. They can now download an eBook to read more about it.
  14. Calla Lily’s Cousin: The story is about a little flower called Jack-in-the-Pulpit who is grateful for growing outside in the fresh air, unlike the flowers in a glass conservatory. There is a stately Calla Lily in the conservatory who pretends not to notice Jack because she is afraid others will know they are related. But Jack is happy in his wild home with his friends like the windflowers and the Lilies-of-the-Valley. The Calla Lily should not be worried about Jack bragging, because he is content where he is. So, both Jack and Calla Lily would prefer to be in their natural environment rather than in a glass house. You can download the story as an ebook to read offline or print.
  15. Uncle Wiggily And The Kittens: Uncle Wiggily Longears was looking for flowers in the woods when he lost his glasses. Without them, he mistook things for other things, like thinking a stump was a duck and a stone was a bear. Finally, he saw fuzzy things in a bush and thought they were kittens, but they turned out to be pussy willows. Uncle Wiggily realized how important his glasses were and went to get them fixed. In the end, the pussy willows were put in water to blossom into cat-posies.
  16. Who Brought The Harvest?: In a magical land, there lived special creatures representing elements of nature. The Raindrop boys helped seeds grow with their gentle touch and moisture. The Sunbeam girls kept the earth warm and bright. The Wind Elf girls brought the winds and snow to protect plants. The Soil Soldiers provided essential nutrients for growth. The Kernels of Corn grew tall with the help of sunshine and rain. The Workers kept the crops free from weeds. They all worked together to bring about a bountiful harvest. Their story reminds us that everyone has a vital role in nature, and together, they make the world better.
  17. Growing Jack-O’-Lanterns: In a charming village, a group of lively boys discover the magic of Jack-o’-lanterns. They plant seeds, watch them grow into pumpkins, and celebrate Halloween with joy and excitement. They use their pumpkins to create funny or spooky faces, light them up with candles, and surprise their friends with playful shadows. Eventually, the Jack-o’-lanterns fade away, but the boys are filled with happiness and satisfaction from the wonderful fun they had. Download the eBook to enjoy the educational story about growing Jack-o’-lanterns.
  18. Mr. Pricklepin’s Cozy Stump: Once there was a hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepin who lived in the Dappled Wood. He had a coat of sharp prickles but no cushion to rest on. Mr. Pricklepin searched the forest for a soft cushion for his pins and asked the rabbits and squirrels for help. But in the end, he found that the soft moss inside his own cozy ash stump was the perfect cushion for his prickles. The story teaches us that sometimes, what we’re looking for is right in front of us, and there’s always a solution to our problems.
  19. Uncle Wiggily And The Berry Bush: In this story, Uncle Wiggily Longears is getting ready to leave his friends, the three Wibblewobbles. But they want him to stay and play on their ball team. Uncle Wiggily explains that he is too old for that and needs to continue looking for his fortune. Aunt Lettie, the old lady goat, prepares a lunch for him, but he politely declines the sandwiches made from a tomato can and a wooden pie. She then gives him carrots, cabbage, and cherry pie. As Uncle Wiggily continues his journey, he comes across a hole that he thinks might be a gold mine, but it turns out to be the house of a mean rat. He quickly moves on to a glittering stone that he hopes is a gold stone. However, he is unable to break off a piece and realizes it’s someone else’s stone. Out pops the wushky-woshky, a fierce creature with three heads and two tails. Uncle Wiggily runs away, but the wushky-woshky chases him. In a desperate attempt to escape, Uncle Wiggily scatters his lunch on the ground, hoping the creature will stop to eat. Unfortunately, the wushky-woshky gobbles up the food and continues the chase. Just when Uncle Wiggily thinks he’s doomed, a friendly blackberry bush tells him to jump inside, where the wushky-woshky cannot reach him. The creature threatens to wait forever, but the blackberry bush pricks and sticker the wushky-woshky, forcing it to run away. Uncle Wiggily is safe and enjoys berries for breakfast the next day.
  20. Uncle Wiggily And The Sassafras: In this story, “Uncle Wiggily and the Sassafras,” Uncle Wiggily wakes up feeling sick. Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy calls a doctor who suggests that Uncle Wiggily needs fresh sassafras to feel better. Reluctantly, Uncle Wiggily goes into the woods to dig up the roots, but he encounters a tricky fox who tries to capture him. Uncle Wiggily outsmarts the fox and escapes, realizing that he no longer feels sick. The story teaches children about the importance of natural remedies and the value of staying determined and clever in the face of challenges.
  21. Uncle Wiggily And The Peppermint: In this story, Uncle Wiggily goes to the store to get peppermint for his friend Nurse Jane, who has indigestion. But the store is closed, so he finds a peppermint plant in the woods. With the help of a cow lady, they squeeze out the peppermint juice and put it in a bottle. On his way home, a mean bear tries to hurt Uncle Wiggily, but he gives the bear the bottle of peppermint. The bear drinks it by mistake and his throat is on fire! Uncle Wiggily saves the day and Nurse Jane’s indigestion gets better. The story teaches us that peppermint is not only good for candy, but it can also scare bears away. You can also download the ebook version of the story for free.
  22. Uncle Wiggily And The Green Rushes: Uncle Wiggily, a kind rabbit, takes a walk in the woods and meets two squirrel boys who can’t go to school because their sister has the measles. They don’t know what to do for fun until they come across a mud turtle in need of help. The turtle gives Uncle Wiggily some green rushes as a thank you, and even though the squirrel boys think they’re useless, Uncle Wiggily explains that they have special properties. Later, when they meet Mother Goose, she needs a scrubbing brush to clean her kitchen floor, and Uncle Wiggily offers the green rushes. They work perfectly and the boys realize that the green rushes have a purpose after all.
  23. Uncle Wiggily And The Puff Ball: In this story, Uncle Wiggily goes for a walk in the woods and his housekeeper, Nurse Jane, asks him to bring back cream puffs. But while he takes a nap, a weasel switches the cream puffs with puff balls. When Uncle Wiggily wakes up, he meets a hungry alligator who wants the cream puffs, but ends up sneezing when he eats the puff balls instead. The weasel’s trick saves Uncle Wiggily, and he goes back to the store for real cream puffs. The story teaches kids about unexpected surprises and the importance of being careful with food.
  24. Inside The Garden Gate: In this story, Grandmother’s garden is described as a beautiful and colorful place, full of flowers and grass. Grandmother and Lindsay, a small boy, love spending time in the garden and observing the different visitors, like bees, butterflies, and spiders. They also enjoy listening to the songs of the mocking bird who lives in the garden. One day, they discover a trapped mocking bird in a cage and Lindsay tries to buy it back with his own money. However, the boy who caught the bird eventually sets it free, and everyone is happy. The story highlights the importance of kindness towards animals and the joy of being close to nature.
  25. The Magic Corn: This heartwarming story is about a young peasant girl who learns the magic of growing twenty ears of corn per plant. As she grows up and has her own family, her curious son becomes determined to find ways to produce even more corn. However, after neglecting to work in the fields and focusing solely on reading about corn, his own corn plants produce very few ears. Realizing his mistake, he humbly asks his mother to teach him the traditional methods of growing corn. Together, they continue the family tradition of the magic corn. The story teaches the importance of learning through experience and the value of passing down knowledge from one generation to the next.
  26. What A Plant Lives For: In this story, children are asked to explore the purpose of plants. They learn that plants grow to become big and strong and to flower. They discover that almost all plants have flowers, even if they are small and unnoticed. The story encourages children to think about why plants grow roots, stems, and leaves. It explains that the main purpose of a plant’s life is to bear fruit, like apples, which contain seeds. These seeds are important because they can grow into new plants. The story emphasizes the educational value of understanding the life cycle and purpose of plants.
  27. The World Without Plants: Plants are important because they produce seeds, which grow into new plants. Imagine a world without plants, where everything is dry and lifeless. Without plants, there would be no food for us or for animals. We rely on plants for our milk, bread, and other foods. So next time you see a plant, remember how important it is for our survival. You can learn more about this topic by downloading the ebook provided in the link.
  28. Uneatable Fruits: In this story, children learn that fruits are not just things we eat, but also the seed-holding parts of plants. The story explores different examples of fruits, such as apples, pears, rose hips, milkweed pods, burdock burrs, and dandelion puffballs. It emphasizes that fruits can come in various forms, colors, and textures, and not all of them are tasty or pleasant to eat. The story encourages children to think beyond the traditional definition of fruits and appreciate the diversity and educational value of plants.
  29. Some Little Tramps: This story is about different types of hook-shaped seeds that stick to our clothes and hair when we walk in the woods. The story asks children why these seeds have hooks and explains that they use the hooks to cling onto us and get carried away to new places where they can grow into new plants. The story also mentions other examples of fruits with hooks, like the tick trefoil and the stick-tight. Although these seeds can be annoying, the story encourages us to admire their clever way of getting a free ride.
  30. Seed Sailboats: In this story, we explore the wonder of the white, silky objects that float through the air in the fall. We learn that these “air ships” are actually seeds from various plants, like thistles, milkweed, dandelions, and more. The plants attach these seeds to tiny sails and send them on a voyage of discovery to find new places to grow. By observing nature, we discover that plants have their own clever ways of reproducing and ensuring the survival of their species. You can even download an ebook version of the story to read offline or print.
  31. How The Baby Plant Lives: This story explains how seeds grow into plants. It describes the process of a seed turning into a baby plant, including how the plant gets food, water, and air. The story encourages children to observe real seeds and plants to see the process for themselves. There are also free downloads available to read the story offline or print it.
  32. A Schoolroom Garden: In this story, a grown-up tells kindergarten teachers about their experience with gardening and seeds. They explain how seeds grow into plants, using beans as an example. The story emphasizes the educational aspect of observing and understanding plant growth. The teachers are encouraged to download a free ebook for more information.
  33. Continuing With The Schoolroom Garden: This story teaches kindergarten teachers about how different plants grow from seeds. It explains that some plants, like beans and squash, store their food in large seed leaves, while others, like peas and corn, bury their seed leaves in the earth. It also mentions plants with only one seed leaf, like grass and lilies, and plants with more than two seed leaves, like pine trees. The story encourages teachers to grow different plants with their students to observe and learn from their different growth patterns.
  34. Seeds As Food: Why is it fortunate that many plants store baby food in their seeds? This question is addressed to kindergarten teachers who are focusing on the educational aspect of the story. The answer is not only about the survival of the small plants, but also about the benefits we receive from the large supply of baby food packed in certain seeds. The seeds with a high amount of baby food, like beans, peas, walnuts, and chestnuts, are not only good for the young plants but also for us to eat. They provide nourishment and strength. Other seeds, like squash, morning-glory, and maple, have less baby food and are not suitable for eating. It’s an interesting exercise for the children to make a list of all the seeds that make up our food, such as oats, wheat, coffee, buckwheat, peanuts, and almonds, and to showcase them in the next class. The story encourages children to explore and appreciate the different seeds that contribute to our food.
  35. An Impatient Plant Baby: This story is about different types of seeds and how they grow into plants. Some seeds only take a few days to sprout, while others need to be planted right away or they will die. Seeds can even stay alive for a long time in dark places. There are also special seeds that grow in a unique way, like the mangrove tree’s seeds, which have a long stem that pushes through the fruit and into the air. Eventually, these seeds fall to the ground and grow into new mangrove trees. You can download an ebook of this story to read offline or print.
  36. A Humpbacked Plant Baby: In this story, children are reminded of what they have learned about fruits and seeds. They are encouraged to observe and learn from the plants they have encountered, including a bean plant breaking through the soil and growing with a bent stem. The story emphasizes the importance of thinking for themselves and keeping their brains active. It also highlights the cleverness of plants and the fascination of their life cycles. Free downloads of the story are available as an ebook to read offline or print.
  37. Root Hairs: In this educational story, children are encouraged to pull up bean plants and examine their roots. The story explains that the roots of the plant help it stay in place and also obtain nourishment from the soil. The roots have thread-like branches that act like fingers, holding onto the earth. The roots also have tiny hairs that release acids to dissolve solid food in the soil, allowing the plant to absorb it. The story concludes by highlighting the surprising and wonderful ways in which plants prepare their own food.
  38. Roots And Underground Stems: In this chapter, children will learn about different types of roots and underground stems. They will discover that the root of a bean plant is called a fibrous root and it provides the plant with food and drink. They will also learn about fleshy roots, like the beet, which store food for the plant. Children will be introduced to the white potato, which is actually a stem, not a root, and they will explore other underground stems like corms and bulbs. They will also learn about the interesting features of plants like the Solomon’s seal and bloodroot. At the end, they can download a free ebook to read offline or print.
  39. Above-ground Roots: This story explains different types of roots found in plants. It describes underground stems that are often mistaken for roots, as well as roots that grow above ground. Examples of plants with above-ground roots are the English ivy and poison ivy, which use air roots for climbing. The story also mentions orchids that have hanging roots used for nourishment. Another plant discussed is the dodder, which attaches itself to other plants and relies on them for food. The mistletoe plant, known for its association with Christmas, also has roots that grow on tree branches. Water roots are present in plants like duckweed, which floats on water. The story concludes by highlighting the various ways in which roots obtain nourishment, including from the ground, other plant roots, and even water pipes.
  40. What Few Children Know About Plants: In this educational story, we explore the growth of plants in a schoolroom garden. We learn that plants start to grow from tiny seeds, with the stem being the first part to emerge. The stem then grows upward, carrying leaves and buds with it. As the plant continues to grow, branches, flowers, and fruits develop. We also discover that the root actually grows from the stem, not the other way around. This story encourages children to observe and appreciate the wonders of nature around them, as many people often overlook the beauty and miracles of plants.
  41. Some Habits Of Stems: This story is about different types of plant stems and how they protect themselves. It teaches children that some stems stand upright, some climb, some lie on the ground, and some creep along the ground. Stems can be round or square, smooth or hairy, and even thorny. These characteristics help plants defend against animals and insects. For example, thorns prevent snails from climbing up stems, and hairy stems keep insects away from flowers. The story also mentions a clever plant called the amphibious knotweed, which only grows hairs on its stem when on land to protect its flowers from insects. Kindergarten teachers can use this story to educate children about plant diversity and the importance of observing and categorizing plant characteristics.
  42. “Well Done, Little Stem”: This educational story explores the different parts of plants, starting with an apple and discovering its cousins like the pear and plum. It delves into the world of seeds, roots, and stems, discussing their various functions and interesting characteristics. The story teaches children about how plants grow and survive, showcasing the importance of each plant part. It encourages curiosity and learning about the natural world.
  43. Some Astonishing Buds: This story talks about different plants and their unique features. It mentions the hobblebush, a shrub that has naked buds which survive the cold winter without any special covering. It also talks about the buttonwood tree, which hides its buds under the hollow end of its leaves. The story introduces the concept of buds and how they can grow in unusual places like stumps or fallen leaves. It also mentions the Bryophyllum plant, whose leaves have tiny buds that can grow into new plants when detached from the parent. The story encourages children to observe these fascinating plants and learn more about their amazing abilities.
  44. A Steep Climb Up The Stem: In this story, we learn about how water travels up the stem of a plant or tree. Even though the stem is not hollow like a pipe, the water can move through it by passing through the delicate walls of young cells. These cells allow the water to filter through, just like it would pass through a thin piece of cloth. As the water moves up the stem, it provides support to the cells it passes by, while the rest continues its journey to the leaves. To understand this better, your teacher can do an experiment with a white tulip and colored water. By placing the tulip’s stem in the water, the parts of the stem connected to the cells will change color, showing how the water travels upward. If you want to read more, you can download an ebook of the story to read on your phone or print.
  45. How A Plant Perspires: This educational story explains how water moves through plants and our bodies. It teaches young children that water can’t be seen when it’s scattered by heat, but when it’s cold, it gathers together and we can see it as droplets. The story also mentions how plants perspire like we do, and some plants can release a lot of water each day. It explains that water is essential for plants to stay healthy, just like it is for us. The story concludes by comparing the collapse of a deflated balloon to when cells in a leaf lose their water and cause the leaf to wilt. The story includes a cute and vibrant illustration of a leaf with water drops on it.
  46. How A Plant Stores Its Food: This story explains how plants store their food. It tells us that the sun’s heat draws water from the earth into the air, just like a stove draws water from the broth we cook. This cooked food is then sent to different parts of the plant, like the roots, branches, and even stored in leaves. The story uses examples of plants like the Bryophyllum to show how leaves store food and give birth to new plants. Kindergarten teachers can use this story to teach kids about plant growth and food storage in a simple and engaging way. There is also a downloadable ebook available for offline reading or printing.
  47. Leaf Green And Sunbeam: This story is about how plants get their food from the air. Plants need carbon as their food, and in order to get it, they need to break up a gas called carbonic-acid gas. Special cells in plants called leaf green cells are trained to do this job. These cells tear apart the carbonic-acid gas and separate the carbon from the oxygen. But they can’t do it alone – they need the help of a sunbeam. The sunbeam assists the leaf green cells in taking the carbon from the air and storing it in the plant. This story tells us that plants are like princesses who need the sunbeam’s help to get their food. It’s a true story, even though it sounds like a fairy tale. The story also explains that coal, which we burn in our fireplaces, is made of the carbon that plants stole from the air with the help of the sunbeam. Without the sunbeam, plants can’t get their food. So, the next time we light a coal fire, we are actually freeing the sunbeam and leaf green from the coal.
  48. How A Plant Breathes: This story explains to kindergarten teachers that there is a misconception about plants giving out poisonous gas at night. While it is true that plants do not release oxygen at night, they do breathe through small openings on their leaves. Plants, just like animals, take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. However, the overall impact of plants on the air is beneficial because they release a lot of oxygen during the day, more than the small amount of carbon dioxide they produce at night. Therefore, having plants in the room at night is not harmful but actually helpful. The story also highlights the importance of plants breathing in oxygen for their own survival. It ends by reassuring teachers that plants do more good than harm to the air, so there is no need to worry about having plants in the classroom.
  49. Leaves And Roots: This story is about how the way a plant’s leaves grow can tell us about how its roots grow. When it rains, the water falls on the leaves and rolls down to the outermost leaves. This creates a wet circle of earth around the tree, indicating where the new root branches are. The roots need this water to drink and help the plant grow. Even smaller plants, like the Caladium and rhubarb, have different ways of collecting rainwater for their roots. By observing how the leaves shed water, we can understand where the root branches reach underground. This educational story is accompanied by pictures of the plants and their roots. You can also download an ebook version of the story to read offline or print.
  50. Leaf Shapes: This story teaches children the importance of noticing and describing the shape of leaves. It encourages them to collect and preserve different types of leaves, showcasing the variety of shapes they can find. The story also introduces the concept of leaflets and highlights the different characteristics of leaves, such as smooth edges and tooth-like shapes. It challenges children to draw the outlines of leaves from memory and emphasizes the value of paying attention and thinking critically. Ultimately, it suggests that observing and understanding the world around us can enhance both learning and enjoyment.
  51. Hairy Leaves: This story teaches us about the importance of hairy leaves on plants. The hairs on a leaf can protect it from being eaten by animals and prevent too much water loss. They act as a screen from the hot sun, helping the leaf retain water. Plants that grow in dry, sunny places often have a coat of hairs to conserve water. The story also mentions evergreen plants, like pines and hemlocks, which have thick-skinned, few-mouthed leaves that hold their water supply and stay fresh even in freezing conditions. You can download an ebook version of the story to read offline or print.
  52. Prickles And Poison: In this story, we learn about how leaves protect themselves from animals that want to eat them. We see examples of plants with prickly armor, such as thistles and holly, as well as plants with bristles and fuzzy hair. Some leaves even have poisonous or unpleasant juices. We also learn about nettles, which have stinging hairs that can harm anyone who touches them. The story encourages us to observe leaves closely and think about the different ways they defend themselves. Kindergarten teachers can use this story to teach children about the educational aspect of plant defense mechanisms.
  53. Pussy Willows: The story talks about the arrival of spring and the beauty of pussy willows. It describes the sights and smells of the season, including the singing frogs and the green buds on the trees. The story also explains that pussy willows are made up of tiny flowers and that there are different types of pussies on different branches. One type has golden yellow flowers with stamens, while the other type has silvery green flowers with pistils. Bees help carry the yellow pollen from one type of willow to the other. Eventually, the yellow tassels fade away, but the silvery green tassels turn into fruit that scatters its seeds. The story concludes by mentioning that city children also enjoy pussy willows when they’re placed in tall vases on the teacher’s desk.
  54. Plant Packages: In this story, children are encouraged to explore nature by paying attention to the different ways plants protect their leaves and flowers. The story showcases various types of plant “packages” and highlights the curiosity and beauty of these natural wonders. The author suggests that schools organize exhibitions for children to bring their own examples of plant packages, promoting hands-on learning and appreciation for nature.
  55. Underground Storehouses: Long ago, we discovered that some plants store food in their underground stems called roots. This stored food helps them burst into beautiful blossoms in the spring, even when they haven’t had time to gather new supplies. In gardens, flowers like snowdrops, hyacinths, crocuses, daffodils, and tulips showcase this stored food. In the woods, plants like adder’s tongue, spring beauty, anemones, and more also have hidden food stores. Learning about these underground storehouses can be as interesting as exploring different plant packages. If you want to learn more, you can download an ebook with beautiful illustrations.
  56. The Story Of The Strawberry: In this story, children explore a shady meadow and discover ripe wild strawberries. They enjoy eating the delicious berries and learn about how they grow. The story encourages curiosity and teaches children about the life cycle of plants.
  57. Pea Blossoms And Peas: This story is about the parts of a pea blossom and how they come together to create a pea pod. Kindergarten teachers can help their students learn how the green cup (calyx) and circle of flower leaves (corolla) form the outer parts of the flower. By pulling apart the flower, children can discover the stamens and pistil that are necessary for the flower to produce seeds. They can also learn that the green oblong object inside the flower is a baby pea pod, which will grow into the peas that we eat. This story encourages hands-on exploration and observation, teaching children about the different parts of a plant and their role in reproduction.
  58. The Clover’s Trick: In this story, we learn about the clover flower and how it tricks us. When we look at a clover head, we actually see many little flowers all packed together. If each flower grew alone, it would be too small for bees to see and the fragrance would be too weak. So, the clover plant is smart and makes a big bunch of flowers to attract the bees. The moral of the story is to be careful and not assume that what we see is just one thing.
  59. More Flower Tricks: The story is about different flowers that use tricks to deceive us. One flower, the flowering dogwood, appears to have a single white blossom, but it is actually made up of many tiny blossoms. Another flower, the hobblebush, surrounds its stamen and pistil flowers with larger, showy blossoms to draw attention to them. The wild carrot, a common roadside weed, also clusters its small flowers together and has outer flowers that are larger and more attractive to bees and butterflies. These flowers all use clever strategies to attract attention and ensure their survival.
  60. Antsy In The Green Kingdom: In the bustling Green Kingdom, Antsy the Ant goes on an adventure to uncover the magical bond between ants and plants. She learns that ants protect nectar-producing insects, help caterpillars shed their skin, live in trees and protect their shoots, and relocate harmful aphides. Antsy realizes that ants are not just gatherers and protectors, but guardians of harmony in the Green Kingdom, ensuring a beautiful balance of life.

Throughout our exciting journey in the Top 60 Plant Stories for Kindergarten to read for free online, we’ve explored the magical and awe-inspiring world of plants. We’ve encountered talking trees, clever flowers, and adventurous seeds, all of whom have taught us valuable lessons on growth, friendship, respect for nature, and resilience. These stories show us that just like plants, we too can thrive and bloom where we are planted. Step outside, look around, and remember the many plant adventures we’ve shared. The world of plants continues to hold countless stories and lessons for us to explore.