Here is a beautiful set of printable PDF flowers flashcards that you can use to teach ESL, general English, science, and botany. These cards feature photographs with each flower’s name underneath.
It was a bit of a challenge to compile these flowers flashcards as there are just so many different varieties of each species, they can be slightly different shaped, come in a range of colors, and even vary by name depending on your region.
The plumeria, for example, is often known as frangipani. I am sure there are more exceptions as well. In any case, the best attempt has been made to give each flower its most common name.
You can use them in all sorts of activities and some suggested ideas have been provided below.
The pages include flashcards of the – rose, sunflower, tulip, daisy, magnolia, lavender, daffodil, dandelion, marigold, hyacinth, peach blossom, hyssop, dahlia, orchid, snapdragon, honeysuckle, carnation, peony, bergenia, lotus, hydrangea, morning glory, hibiscus, plumeria, chrysanthemum, aster, lily, carnation, iris, and foxglove.
How to use the free printable flowers flashcards
These printable cards can be used in all sorts of ways other than your usual flashcard games. Here are some more ideas.
- You can cut the names of the bottom of the cards and use them for a matching/pelmanism activity.
- They can also be used for arrangement activities. For example, you can ask your students to arrange them in order of beauty, size, most common, colors, and so on.
- Use them for a field trip or treasure hunt in your school’s garden or local garden or park. See how many kinds of flowers they can find and identify.
- Make it a research project to find out which of the flower species are native to your country or from which country they originate.
If you enjoyed the flowers flashcards, there are some more flower-related resources here at ESL Vault that you may find handy.
If you are looking for some art and craft fun, check out the free printable flowers to cut out. You can use them in all manner of craft activities.
For discussion on this topic, have a look at the flowers conversation questions.