Lesson Plan Title : Counting Petals

Age Range: Kindergarten through grade 2 (Primary)

Overview and Purpose: In this review lesson, students have to match the correct number of petals to the addition or subtraction problem on the flower.

Objective: The student will be able to solve addition and subtraction problems by placing the correct amount of petals on each flower problem.


Various colored circles with addition or subtraction problems written on them V

arious colored construction paper

Green construction paper



Petal patterns



Have students practice their addition and subtraction skills by creating these flowers. They can choose a circle that has a problem on it and then cut out and attach the correct number of petals to it. They can then add the stem and leaves to their flower. This can be done as a teaching activity in a large group or as morning work for a review.

Wrap Up:

This activity could also be done in a center. It could have teacher created problems, petals, and leaves. Velcro could be used to attach the petals to the flower. If you are using Velcro, make sure there are more pieces of Velcro then there are petals, so the students have to think about the answer. The pieces could also be laminated to make them more durable.