I was so honored to be asked to teach the students at Whiteford Elementary about my profession as a florist on St. Patrick’s Day. I had around 20 students for three different sessions. Two groups were of the older students who were in 2nd to 5th grade, I believe. They learned to design a wrist corsage that they were able to wear home.
We started with the base of a green bow that we tied at the shop since bows are very complicated and not something I could teach in the 45 minute session.
Students were taught how to glue their flowers in, which is what the plastic piece is on their desk. It held the glue that they dipped their flowers into.
The younger students, Kindergaten-2nd grade made dirt pudding. I definitely chose an activity that was a little over their heads, but we still had a blast! Thank goodness for the two parent helpers and one teacher that helped. Since I have a two year old, it’s hard to know what older kids can handle!
The students helped mix up their pudding, smash their oreos and we made the different layers of soil. Then we added a worm on top!
It was really fun because the Kindergarten students were learning the parts of a flower and how flowers grow in class. So it was the perfect project!
I had so much fun and can’t wait to help again next year. Beautiful Blooms by Jen values education and Jen is the only Certified Florist in Northwest Ohio. If you’re interested in Jen teaching your organization, please call 419-517-8821.
Thanks to Cleveland Plant and Flower for donating the flowers we used to teach the older students!