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100+ Positive Adjectives to Describe a Child - With Free Printable Poster!

Today I’m sharing a list of 100+ positive adjectives to describe a child with a free printable poster of positive adjectives. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful!

You won’t find phrases like “well behaved” or adjectives like cute, handsome, or intelligent in this list. They’re all unique, positive ways to describe a child’s personality. The free printable poster has a cheerful rainbow background and is perfect for classrooms or home use.

Have you ever noticed that the qualities we claim to value in adults are the same things we try to discourage in children?

We praise children for being quiet, coloring inside the lines, and standing still. Then we say we value innovation, determination, and authenticity.

We also tend to praise children’s appearance constantly but don’t really mention their personalities and actions in positive ways. This list of positive adjectives to call a child will help you change that!

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How to describe a child

Hearing the words people use to describe my child has made me very aware of the adjectives I use to describe her. Their descriptions have made me really stop and think about the messages our word choices unintentionally send our children.

Frequently we use kind of milk-toast adjectives like “great,” focus on physical characteristics (“cute” or “pretty”), or praise a child for being so “smart.”

There are a couple problems with always praising a child’s appearance or constantly calling them “good” or “smart.”

For one, girls are already bombarded with messages from society that their appearance matters, maybe more than anything else about them.

Although no one means harm when they tell their daughter how cute she is or that she has a nice outfit, it helps reinforce the idea that how they look is more important then who they are. This can cause a lot of problems and confidence issues down the line!

Virtually everyone who talks to us when we’re out tells us how pretty, beautiful, or cute our LG is. They tell us how my husband is going to jealously guard her from would-be boyfriends. Muñeca (doll) and princesa are favorite adjectives from our Miami family.

A few people do comment on how observant she is, but typically only after they’ve called her cute half a dozen times.

Related read: Printable gratitude journal for kids

I know it’s super hard not to call your little one cute all the time. I’ve tried since day 1 to say other things to LG, but “cute” still slips out frequently because she is cute! But I consciously try to mention her other attributes, like her strength and determination, whenever possible.

Constantly praising a child’s intelligence can also backfire. Although it’s obviously fine to mention their smarts in moderation, a child may become afraid of doing anything that might make them look “stupid” if they’ve tied their identity to being “smart.”

This kind of thinking can lead “talented” students to take less challenging classes and tasks because they’ve tied their identity to being a “good student” and are afraid of making less than straight A’s (If you’re a new reader – I have a Masters in Teaching and this is a topic we studied in developmental psychology and educational theory classes. It’s fascinating stuff!)

It’s also really important to read the research on how praise can backfire in the long run. Read Conditional Parenting – it’s a game changer.


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By using more diverse adjectives to describe your child and mentioning their personality traits more than their appearance, you can help your child develop a more healthy and wholistic self-image and greater confidence!

How to use this list of positive adjectives

These adjectives are great for introducing new words to your child. Some of them are more advanced than others, which makes them the perfect way to introduce new words.

They’re also useful for expanding your own repertoire of complements and descriptions.

Additionally, you can use these adjectives if your child has a school assignment to come up with a list of words to describe themselves.

Challenge your children to describe themselves and others in new, different ways each day of the week! See if you can all go an entire week without simply describing someone as nice, pretty, or great.

Make sure to grab the free printable poster (at the bottom of the post) with all 100+ positive adjectives so you can post it in your home or classroom for reference! 

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100+ positive adjectives to describe a child


  • Adaptable
  • Adventurous
  • Affectionate
  • Alert
  • Ambitious
  • Amiable
  • Astute
  • Attentive
  • Authentic
  • Aware
  • Awesome
  • Bold
  • Brave
  • Calm
  • Capable
  • Caring
  • Compassionate
  • Confident
  • Considerate
  • Consistant
  • Courageous
  • Courteous
  • Curious
  • Decisive
  • Dependable
  • Determined
  • Dexterous
  • Diligent
  • Diplomatic
  • Dynamic
  • Earnest
  • Encouraging
  • Energetic
  • Engaging
  • Enthusiastic
  • Fair
  • Fearless
  • Flexible
  • Focused
  • Forgiving
  • Forthright
  • Free-spirited
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Fun-loving
  • Generous
  • Gentle
  • Genuine
  • Giving
  • Graceful
  • Gracious
  • Happy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Hopeful
  • Humble
  • Humorous
  • Idealistic
  • Imaginative
  • Innovative
  • Insightful
  • Intuitive
  • Inventive
  • Joyful
  • Just
  • Kind
  • Lively
  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Merry
  • Motivated
  • Motivational
  • Nurturing
  • Observant
  • Open
  • Open-hearted
  • Open-minded
  • Optimistic
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Patient
  • Persistent
  • Playful
  • Positive
  • Precise
  • Punctual
  • Purposeful
  • Quick-witted
  • Radiant
  • Realistic
  • Reflective
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Sincere
  • Sociable
  • Social
  • Strong
  • Sympathetic
  • Trusting
  • Trustworthy
  • Upbeat
  • Vivacious
  • Warm
  • Welcoming
  • Wise
  • Zany

Free printable poster of positive adjectives

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Download your printable poster of 100 positive adjectives here

This poster of positive adjectives matches a set of the growth mindset poster printables I shared recently. Make sure to stop by and grab your free printable growth mindset posters, too.

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A Giant List of Adjectives to Describe Kids

ByLauren @ Simply-Well-Balanced

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Words are powerful. This is especially true when you consider the words that you choose to describe your child – or children you work with. Today we are sharing a huge list of adjectives about kids to increase self-confidence and esteem in children.

Adjectives About Kids: Using the Power of Words to Increase Confidence

What's Inside:

As a teacher and parent, I know first hand how true that quote is.

I have seen behaviors, attitudes and self-esteem completely transformed in my classroom just by carefully choosing words to describe kids in a positive light. 

You see, if a child repeatedly hears someone describe them using positive words, eventually they start to believe what they are hearing.

Because I have seen how powerful words can be, I have become more intentional with the words I use to describe the behavior, actions and personalities of my own children – and I encourage you to do the same.

Adjectives are describing words and you can pretty much guarantee that the words kids grow up hearing are the same words they will end up using to describe themselves as adults.  

How to Use Adjectives to Describe Kids

Adjectives about kids can be used in a variety of ways:

  • As a parent trying to improve the self-esteem of your own child.
  • As a teacher looking for descriptions to include in report cards or progress reports.
  • As a coach or counselor trying to find words to describe the positive personality traits you see in the kids you’re working with. 

No matter why you are looking for adjectives to describe children, it’s helpful to understand why being as specific as possible is very important.

Oftentimes we get in the habit of using the same generic phrases like “cute” or “smart” on repeat. 

When children hear these same terms repeated over and over they actually become meaningless.

Here are some tips on using adjectives to describe kids:

  • Use phrases that are as unique and individualized as possible.
  • Avoid focusing on appearance for compliments. You don’t want a child’s self-worth to be connected to the way they look.
  • Consider characteristics that set them apart from others.
  • Try to rephrase challenging aspects of their personality in a positive way that highlights how they can use them as strengths (ie instead of stubborn, describe them as determined).
  • Use these words and phrases in everyday conversation so they frequently hear themselves being described using positive words.
  • Write the words on post-it notes and leave them for your child to find in their room, on the bathroom mirror or inside their favorite book.
  • Utilize them as part of a daily affirmation routine.
  • Be genuine – kids can tell when you’re not being authentic. Be sure that the words you use accurately describe your child and how you feel about them – even if it’s just some of the time.
  • Have your child (or students) choose words from this list of adjectives for describing kids to make a poster or collage about themselves.

When used consistently these words will become a natural part of your daily routine and your child will become accustomed to hearing themselves in a positive light every day.

Now let’s get on to the list!

150 Positive Adjectives About Kids

Adjectives to Describe a Child’s Strengths

  • Determined
  • Motivated
  • Positive
  • Trustworthy
  • Artistic
  • Brave 
  • Creative
  • Diligent
  • Friendly
  • Forgiving
  • Imaginative
  • Inventive
  • Motivated
  • Observant
  • Persistent
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Understanding
  • Unique
  • Hard-working
  • Involved
  • Self-starting
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Efficient
  • Adaptable
  • Articulate
  • Clever
  • Persistent
  • Leader
  • Self-reliant
  • Detail oriented
  • Tough
  • Open-minded
  • Industrious
  • Tenacious
  • Communicative
  • Talented
  • Skilled
  • Willing to try
  • Knowledgeable
  • Confident
  • Ambitious
  • Authentic
  • Original
  • Enterprising
  • Fierce
  • Gifted
  • Believable
  • Meticulous

Adjectives to Describe a Kid’s Personality

  • Compassionate
  • Loyal
  • Adventurous
  • Charming
  • Faithful
  • Cautious
  • Polite
  • Magnetic
  • Dynamic
  • Nurturing
  • Cheerful
  • Practical
  • Selective
  • Enchanting
  • Selective
  • Logical
  • Endearing
  • Understanding
  • Entertaining
  • Sensitive
  • Aware
  • Tolerant
  • Spontaneous
  • Charismatic
  • Attentive
  • Opinionated
  • Courageous
  • Approachable
  • Affectionate
  • Easy-going
  • Accepting
  • Effervescent
  • Funny
  • Honest
  • Reflective
  • Hopeful
  • Methodical
  • Inquisitive
  • Talkative
  • Devoted
  • Steadfast
  • Patient
  • Contemplative
  • Insightful
  • Joyful
  • Loving
  • Optimistic
  • Passionate
  • Mindful
  • Aware
  • Calm
  • Resilient
  • Self-Confident
  • Witty
  • Independent
  • Hilarious
  • Philosophical
  • Logical
  • Realistic
  • Unconventional
  • Delightful
  • Modest

Words to Describe A Child’s Behavior

  • Consistent
  • Responsible
  • Kind
  • Daring
  • Considerate 
  • Energetic
  • Fearless
  • Generous
  • Gentle
  • Courteous
  • Helpful
  • Playful
  • Fiery
  • Social
  • Spirited
  • Zestful
  • Thoughtful
  • Confident
  • Cooperative
  • Spunky
  • Reserved
  • Exuberant
  • Expressive
  • Supportive
  • Animated
  • Focused
  • Expressive
  • Eager
  • Intense
  • Assertive
  • Respectful
  • Bold
  • Gutsy


Overtime, your child will begin to integrate the words they hear you use to describe them into their own sense of self worth. Those words and phrases will become a part of their identity and form a foundation of self-confidence and strength.

Lauren @ Simply-Well-Balanced

Hi, I'm Lauren Tingley; a working, teacher-mom of two who tried to "do it all" and ended up losing myself in the process. Determined to find joy in modern motherhood I discovered simplifying was the answer. Now I share tips for fun family activities, minimalist homemaking and simple parenting advice on Simply Well Balanced for families looking to create more balance in their homes. My ideas and advice has been shared by Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women's First.Read more about me! Or follow me on Pinterest or Instagram

Flowers and herbs in pictures, tasks, poems and stories for children.

Field and meadow flowers: stories and fairy tales about flowers for children, educational tasks, speech games, poems, pictures. Children about fragrant herbs. Informative video for preschoolers and younger students.

In the summer we go out of town - on hikes, to the country house, to rest. And around we see many different flowers and herbs. But can we always tell children about them and answer their questions. Unfortunately, it often happens that the baby is well aware of the exotic "chocolate tree" or "marmalade tree", but the cornflower and bluebell do not recognize in nature, and the amazing secrets of his native nature are closed to him. But the nature surrounding us in Russia is so beautiful! nine0007

Let's go on a journey together to the realm of wildflowers and meadow flowers. And tell our kids about them.

You will find additional material for this article - summer riddles about plants in the article "Riddles"

Encyclopedia of flowers for kids

In this article you will find a lot of interesting material about flowers and herbs for children. No need to tell the child immediately about all the plants. After all, the main task is not to fill the baby with information, but to awaken his curiosity. to teach to ask questions, think, draw conclusions, experiment, find relationships. These are the tasks you will find in this article. nine0007

First, during the walk, find the flowers that your baby encounters most often and introduce them to them. Give your child the opportunity to see the amazing in the inconspicuous and familiar! This is a completely different view of the world - the view of a Homo sapiens, a Man - a creator, a Man - a researcher and an artist!

It is very important that the child sees the plant in nature, and not only in the picture or in the video, so that he carefully and gently strokes the leaves, the stem, smells the flower, observes the insects that circle around the flower and sit on it. These are the life experiences that nothing can replace! nine0007

Review with your child some meadow or wildflowers (2-5) that you can find. Ask the child:

  • What do all of them have in common? (These are flowers. They have a root, a stem, leaves, a flower - name these parts of a flower).
  • Why does a flower need a root? What will happen to the flower if it is left without a root?
  • Why do flowers need stems? Leaves? Seeds?
  • How are flowers different from trees? From bushes?
  • How do these flowers differ from each other? (How do their stems differ? Leaves? Flowers? in size, shape, arrangement, color). nine0030

Come up with a riddle describing flowers with your child. Write them down in a beautiful notebook or album. guess friends and relatives. It is good if you make a whole guidebook with pictures about flowers and enter riddles invented by the baby into it.

Coming up with a riddle about a flower is very easy. Lay out 3 pictures with flowers in front of the baby. And ask him to describe one flower so that you can guess what it is. The rule - you can’t name the name of the flower, it’s a mystery! Examples of pictures: for children 4-5 years old - chamomile, cornflower, clover. For children 5-7 years old: cornflower, chicory, bluebell (all flowers are blue, so they are more difficult to describe). nine0007

  • What kind of stem does the flower have (thick or thin, straight or curving. Branched.
  • What kind of leaves does the flower have (large or small, narrow or wide, sharp or with rounded edges).
  • What kind of flowers does the flower have (what color, size, shape, what is the center of the flower, where are the flowers located, how many of them are there on the plant)
  • What else do we know about the flower (how it is used, fairy tales about the flower, where it grows, etc.)

Find your bearings in the world educational videos for children, as well as stories, tasks, pictures from this article will help you and your kids discover their secrets.0007

Educational video for children "Meadow herbs": children about native nature

Educational video for children "Meadow flowers": getting to know plants in summer

Stories about meadow and wild flowers in pictures for children


Geranium grows not only at home on the windowsill. It also grows in the meadow. The geranium that grows in the meadow is called... what do you think? If it grows in meadows, then what is it like? Meadow-way. It's meadow geranium. What color are the flowers of room geranium in our house? And meadow geranium flowers (bluish-purple). What is the difference between our indoor fragrant geranium and meadow geranium?

Meadow geranium blooms very little - only two days! But she has a lot of flowers, so it seems to us that geraniums bloom for a long, long time.

Meadow geranium flower with five petals. The edges of the petal are rounded, even. Several stems grow from one root. nine0007

Geranium pollen is very popular with various insects and crawling bugs. But geranium is an amazing flower. She does not give her pollen to bugs, but saves it for bees and butterflies. How does she protect herself from bugs? What do you think? Let the kid come up with his own version - try to find the answer to this question. It turns out that the stalk near the geranium flower is covered with a sticky liquid. And the bugs just can't crawl through it. But it does not interfere with butterflies and bees. Why? Let the kid find the answer to this question, make a guess. Even if he did not guess correctly, encourage him for not being afraid to think and express his opinion. That's right, because bees and butterflies fly and sit on the flower from above! And this sticky liquid on the stalk at the bottom of the flower does not bother them at all. If the baby is not clear, then cut out the silhouette of a butterfly from paper and show how it sits on the palm of your hand - a flower. She does not crawl along the stalk, but sits on top and does not touch this sticky substance. nine0007

Another name for geranium is crail. What word does it look like? That's right, the word crane, crane. How is a geranium similar to a crane? Look at the fruits of geraniums. They appear closer to autumn, when the geranium has faded. What does this fruit look like? Yes, the fetus has a long beak, like a crane. Therefore, they also call meadow geranium crail.

As soon as such a fruit with a beak near a meadow geranium ripens, seeds will fall out of it. Where they fall, new geranium meadow plants will grow next year. nine0007

Geranium is a medicinal plant. Meadow geranium gruel was applied to snake bites, changing it every 10 minutes, and it helped both people and animals a lot.


Dandelion is known to all children and adults. And they know its peculiarity - this flower is first yellow, and then white with many parachutes with seeds.

Wears a dandelion
Yellow sundress.
When he grows up, he will dress up
In a little white dress.
Light, airy,
Obedient to the breeze (E. Serova).

The sun has dropped
Golden ray.
Dandelion has grown
First, young!
He has a wonderful
Golden color,
He is a big sun
A small portrait! (O. Vysotskaya)

Why are dandelions called “a small portrait of the sun” in the poem? How would you call them? They are yellow like... (like what?)

Did you know that dandelion can predict weather? Guess how he does it? How can he tell us that it will rain soon? The dandelion does not know how to speak like a person, but it tells us in its own way: it closes its petals and lowers its head. And if the dandelion is already white, then before the rain it folds its parachutes - it hides from future rain. And he says to us: soon the rain will begin. nine0007

Dandelion is a very useful plant:

  • Dandelion is used to make jam! Yes, real honey. So it is called "dandelion honey". But for such a jam, you need to collect flowers very far from the city and from the roads. How do you think why?
  • Dandelion roots are dug up in autumn and used to treat various diseases. After all, dandelion is a medicinal plant, people were treated with it in antiquity.
  • Salads are made from young dandelion leaves. But so that the leaves are not bitter, they are first kept for half an hour in salt water. What a dandelion! nine0030


Bluebells grow both in the meadow and in the forest clearing. They are very beautiful - blue and purple. There are single flowers on a bell, and there are whole bouquets.

Blue bell
Tell us your secret,
Why don't you ring,
Even if you move your head,
You bend from the wind,
You hide from the sun (N. Sergeeva).

The bell can also tell us about the weather. nine0004 Surely your baby has already guessed how the bell speaks to us and how to "read" the language of flowers? Yes, in cloudy weather and at night the bell closes, that is, lowers its head - hides. And in it, like in a house, small bugs, spiders and flies are hiding. It's warm for them there and it's good as in a tower.

Here is such a bell-teremok . Very different small insects love him for this!

Try with your child to compose a fairy tale “Bell-Teremok” or “Under the Bell” about how during the rain under the bell different insects hid and got to know each other (by analogy with Suteev's fairy tale "Under the Mushroom"). It is best to play such a fairy tale in pictures or with toys. In this fairy tale you will be able to consolidate the baby's ideas about insects, stimulate dialogic speech. Start the fairy tale yourself, and the kid will continue the sentences you started: “There is a teremok-teremok in the meadow. He is not low, not high, not high. That Teremok is called a bell. Once... She ran up to the bell... And she said... And the bell answered her.... And she began ... to hide from the rain in a bell, ”and so on. By beginning phrases, you help your child learn how to build a text and how to connect sentences in a text. Be sure to write down the resulting fairy tale, retell it - the baby needs to feel that his achievements in writing and speech creativity are significant for close adults! nine0007

Ivan da Marya

This flower has unusual flowers - they are of two colors: yellow and lilac.

Ivan da Marya the flower is very beautiful. But you don’t need to tear Ivan da Marya! The flower will quickly wither and lose its beauty. Let it please us better in the meadow!

There is a fairy tale about where this flower got its name from.

The Tale of the Flower Ivan da Marya

Once upon a time there lived Ivan and the beautiful Marya. Once they went to the forest for mushrooms and berries. But a storm arose, a thunderstorm began, thunder struck. They had nowhere to hide. Then Ivan shielded Marya from the rain with himself, and Marya sat down near the bush. The storm ended, and in this place a flower appeared. This flower had yellow flowers, which were covered with blue leaves on top. Here, in memory of Ivan and Marya, they called the flower Ivan da Marya. And you find in the flower, where is Ivan, and where is Marya in this plant? nine0007

Marya sat down by a bush in the rain. And since then, this plant alone has not lived. It always attaches itself to another flower, “sits down” next to it and feeds on it.

Ivan-tea (fireweed)

Do not confuse Ivan-da-Maria with Ivan-tea. Look at the picture - this is Ivan-tea. In another way it is called "fireweed".

Ivan tea is a tall plant. Its flowers are collected in a brush, similar to a candle. They are a very beautiful bright lilac-pink color. Ivan-tea flowers contain a lot of nectar, so bees and beekeepers love this flower. Delicious honey! Ivan tea is used to make real tea - “Russian tea”, “Ivan's tea”. That's why it's called that. nine0007

In a clearing by chance
blushed Ivan-tea :
"My purple color, friends,
can not be bypassed!.." (A. Alferova)

Fireweed wakes up very early, when we are still sleeping. He opens his flowers at 5-6 in the morning. And if the weather is rainy, then the flowers close.

Fireweed — the most amazing flower! And it is famous and useful not only for tea! Read to your child an excerpt from the story "Caring Flower" by Konstantin Paustovsky, and you will discover a lot of interesting things in this plant! nine0007

“Near the house where the forestry was located, a shady garden has grown along the slope of the ravine. A river flowed along the bottom of the ravine. Immediately, not far away, it flowed into a large river.
The river was quiet, with a lazy course and dense thickets along the banks. In these thickets a path was trodden to the water, and a bench stood near it. In their free moments, the forester Mikhail Mikhailovich, Anyuta and other employees of the forestry liked to sit on this bench for a while, to watch the midges hustle over the water and how the setting sun burns out on clouds that look like sailing ships. nine0114 That evening I also found Mikhail Mikhailovich and Anyuta on a bench on the river bank.
An unusually green duckweed swam in the pool at our feet. In clean places, water-color bloomed - white and thin, like tissue paper, flowers with a red core. Above the whirlpool, on the steep bank, fireweed has grown in islands.
- Fireweed is our assistant, - Mikhail Mikhailovich noted.
— And squirrels are also good helpers, — Anyuta added.
"I just learned about squirrels," I said. - From the boys. Is it true that you take pine cones from squirrels? nine0114 - But how! Anyuta replied. - There are no better bump collectors than squirrels in the world. Come with us to the forest tomorrow. You will see for yourself.
— Well then, — I agreed, — let's go. But fireweed helps you, I don’t know. Until now, I only knew that its leaves are brewed instead of tea.
- That's why people called him Ivan-tea, - Mikhail Mikhailovich explained. - And he helps us with this ...
Mikhail Mikhailovich began to tell.
Fireweed always grows in forest fires and fellings. Recently, fireweed was considered a weed. He was only good for cheap tea. The foresters mercilessly tore out all the fireweed that grew next to the young pines. They did this because they believed that the fireweed drowns out the shoots of pine trees, takes away light and moisture from them. nine0114 But soon they noticed that the pines in those places where the fireweed is destroyed cannot fight the cold at all and from the very first morning frosts, which happen in early autumn, they completely die.
Scientists, of course, began to look for the cause of this and finally found it.
- What happened? - Mikhail Mikhailovich asked and answered himself: - But it turned out that fireweed is a very warm flower. When the autumn frost hits and the hoarfrost silvers the grass, then there is no hoarfrost near the fireweed. Because there is warm air around the fireweed. This flower emits warmth from itself. And in this warmth, all the neighbors of the fireweed grow without fear, all weak shoots, until winter covers them, like a wadded blanket, with deep snow. And note that fireweed always grows next to young pines. This is their watchman, their protector, their nanny. It happens that in severe frost the entire top of the fireweed will freeze, but he still does not give up, lives and breathes warmth. Selfless flower! nine0114 — Fireweed, — Anyuta said, — not only warms the air, but also the soil. So the roots of all these shoots do not freeze.
- Do you think one fireweed is so wonderful? Mikhail Mikhailovich asked me. - Almost every plant can be told such amazing things that you just gasp. Whatever the flower, then just a story. Plants save us from diseases, give us sound sleep, fresh strength, clothe us, feed us - you can’t count everything. We have no better friends than plants. Yes, if I could tell fairy tales, I would tell such things about every blade of grass, about every inconspicuous little buttercup or spikelet, that all the good old storytellers would envy me. nine0114 - Of course! Anyuta said. - If they knew then what we know now, then there would be no need for fairy tales.
The next day I went with the boys and Anyuta to the Moss Forest, saw squirrel warehouses of pine cones, saw thickets of fireweed on burned areas and young plantings, and since then I began to relate to squirrels, fireweed flowers, and young pines like your true friends.
Before leaving, I plucked a bunch of fireweed. Anyuta dried it for me in dry sand. From this, the flowers retained their bright crimson color. nine0114 In Moscow, I put this dry brush of fireweed into a thick book. It was called "Russian Folk Tales". And every time I opened this book, I thought that the life that surrounds us, even the life of this simple and modest flower, is often more interesting than the most magical fairy tales.


Chamomile is also known to everyone and will never be confused with other flowers. Although no! Confused! If you see one large flower on one stem, then this is not a chamomile, this is a popovnik. A chamomile has a strongly branching stem. And on one chamomile plant there are always a lot of small flowers. Chamomile is called so - medicinal chamomile, because it helps with many diseases. nine0007

There are white daisies
In the meadows among tall grasses,
As if someone scattered pieces of paper,
Drawing suns on them.
Invites a ringing bell
Gather them in a field bouquet,
But daisies - cunning girls - <
Only smile in response. (G, Novitskaya).

What are the daisies compared to in this poem? And what else do they look like - what would you compare them to?

Good afternoon, camomile,
White shirt,
Yellow center,
Leaves - like a boat! (L. Kuklin).

What kind of shirt does camomile have? And what is the middle? How does its leaves look like a boat? Also, what do they look like?

Do you think it is possible to grow chamomile at home? Listen to the poem.

Chamomile blossomed in the garden
Petals once and twice…
All carved lace.
Nastya ran into the garden
And saw a camomile,
And clapped her hands:
“Oh, how good he is!
This little white flower
We will transplant into a pot.
Mom said affectionately:
“There isn't enough room in the pot.
Let the chamomile grow in the garden -
Snow-white shirt,
The sun and water are here,
Let it bloom in the garden! (L. Nekrasova)


Tansy is very easy to recognize. She has flowers like yellow buttons, collected in a bunch. What do her flowers look like? Listen to the poem. What did the poetess compare tansy flowers to? Is it true that she thought it was interesting? nine0007

Let tansy be modest,
yes medicinal, nevertheless,
It is not for nothing that the flowers
look like pills,
Still - like chickens,
bright yellow for now,
To the touch - like a suede nose. Golikov).

Look carefully at two pictures - tansy and mountain ash. How are tansy and mountain ash similar? What is the difference? Why do you think tansy is called "wild mountain ash"? (In tansy, the leaves look like the leaves of a mountain ash. And the clusters of yellow flowers look like clusters of mountain ash. So they called it "wild mountain ash")\u003e

Tansy is a special flower. It is medicinal, i.e. used for treatment. It's also a real compass. Yes, if you do not have a compass, then tansy will replace it! Tansy has a secret. The edges of tansy leaves are always directed from north to south!

Green dye is made from tansy - threads and fabrics are dyed with it.

Tansy also repels insects. She has a very bad smell. The hostess picks the tansy, brings it home, hangs it on the wall, and all the insects fly away. They do not like the smell of tansy. nine0007

In the past, cooks used to collect tansy leaves and put a little of the leaves in gingerbread and cookies for flavor. They say the gingerbread was delicious!


They are invisible,
You can't count them!
And who only invented them -
Merry, blue?

Must have been torn off
A piece of the sky,
A little bit of conjuration
And made a flower.
Author: E. Serova

Forget-me-not blooms for a very long time almost until autumn. There are many of them on the banks of streams. Blue forget-me-not petals. What else is blue in summer? Yes, the sky is blue, the stream and the river are also blue. And in the middle of the forget-me-not there is a tiny yellow center like a small sun. She seems to be telling us: "Don't forget." There are many legends about this flower, but for the most part these are legends for adults, not for children.


If you see chicory flowers, it means it's the top of summer! Heat! Chicory is very strong, even drought is not terrible for him! It has round blue flowers - baskets. And the stem is silvery and sticks up high. nine0007

Why is it easy to confuse chicory with cornflower? How are they similar? How can their flowers be distinguished?

Chicory is a medicinal plant. To treat various diseases, its branches are brewed, salads are made from the leaves, and a drink that replaces coffee is made from the roots. Show the baby chicory in the store. And if you drink this drink and you have it at home, then let it taste.

Chicory wakes up very early - at dawn, when many other flowers are still asleep. And falls asleep in the afternoon. If the chicory flowers do not open in the morning, then it will rain. nine0007


Cornflower riddle:
Blue head and long stem.
Well, who doesn't know him! This is… (cornflower)

If you go to the field in summer, you will see a lot of cornflowers. Cornflowers have a very beautiful petal shape - with notches along the edges. And the head of the flower seems to lie on a green cone.

The blue sky fell on the meadow,
Everything around became blue-blue,
They bloomed in the meadow, by the blue river,
Like the blue sky, the flowers are cornflowers. (N. Masley)

Golden Sea -
spikelets ripen,
Walk among them
Grasses, weeds.
Regal, blue
among the ripe rye,
Bold and strong,
We stood along the boundary.
As if overturned
Turquoise from the sky,
How beautiful
blue eyes.
Blue berets -
deep looks -
Cornflowers - flowers,
our cornflowers. (T. Tarasova)

What boy's name does the name of this flower look like? Vasily - Vasya- Vasilek. nine0007


Buttercup - yellow, beautiful. And when there are a lot of buttercups, you get a real golden carpet of them!

Buttercup buttercups -
Yellow fireworks
Scattered across the fields,
Like parachutes.
Scattered through the gardens
And turn yellow here and there (A. Alferova).

Buttercup seems to be quite harmless. But in fact, is poisonous! Fierce! It's probably not called that for nothing! Fierce buttercup. Who is called fierce? A fierce hurricane, a fierce beast, a fierce robber. That's the character of a buttercup! nine0007

Why is buttercup fierce? It has poison juice. And if this buttercup juice gets on the skin of a person, then this place will burn and pinch. In the old days, they even treated with a buttercup - they will smear the back, and this place begins to pinch terribly like from a mustard plaster. So they called him fierce.

And scientists call the buttercup very funny - "ranunculus", i.e. frog . Why is it called that? Probably because buttercup grows in damp places, which frogs love very much. Or maybe not. Do you know why? nine0007

Buttercups have another name - also very interesting. They are called "night blindness". Why? Because buttercups, like chickens, go to bed early!

Yellow buttercups are very beautiful!


Oh, what a terrible thistle! All in thorns, thorns, needles! As if saying: "Don't come near!".

But thistle - is also a weather forecaster. How does he predict it if he has thorns? It's very simple - if the thorns are very hard and stick out in different directions, then the weather will be good. And if its needles stick up, then it will rain. You can check J.

Burdock (burdock)

Burdock is a sticky plant. As soon as you pass by him, his baskets with fruits have already stuck to his clothes. They even say this: “I stuck like a burdock”, if a person is very tired. Have burdock baskets stuck to you?

But "stickiness" is very good for burdock. Clinging to people's clothes, his baskets travel to different places right at us as passengers. We get transport for him! Therefore, burdock grows everywhere - that people and animals carry it everywhere on themselves! nine0007

The burdock has hooks-thorns, very small, tiny, which give it the ability to cling. And now, following the model of burdock, people have come up with a fastener - Velcro. Show this fastener to your child and look at the two parts of the Velcro. One of them has hooks like a burdock. And it clings to any fleecy surface.


Plantain is a traveler's friend. How do you think he helps him? If you pick plantain leaves, wash them and put them on the wound, they will help the wound heal faster. Here is a doctor - a plantain. nine0007

Grows in the field along paths
Miraculous doctor - plantain.
I'll tell you a secret now -
He's on duty here for a reason!
If you cut your finger, it will help.
It will heal a scratch too.
If you knock your knee down, it doesn't matter!
The green doctor is always here! (N. Tomilina)

And for what it was called so - plantain. Wayfarer. On the way to. For the fact that it grows along the roads. And it's very easy to find it!

Not only plantain helps travelers and heals their wounds. Travelers help him too. How? Carry psyllium seeds. Of course, not in a bag like in a seed store. They carry seeds on the soles of their shoes. The seeds of psyllium are very small, stick easily and travel on shoes. And as soon as they fall to the ground, a new plantain grows here. nine0007

And the plantain is not afraid of us when we walk on it - its leaves are elastic, tightly pressed to the ground, it is not afraid of trampling like other delicate flowers. But if his leaves were not pressed to the ground, but were raised above it, then he would be afraid of us! After all, the leaves raised above the ground are very easy to break and trample.


Show your child a garden carnation at a flower shop or flower shop. And this is a carnation from the forest. How is it different? Yes, it's smaller! But also very pretty! It was from this small forest carnation that her garden sisters, relatives, originated. People have come up with and created many different beautiful varieties of garden carnations. But they all came from the forest carnation. nine0007


Clover - odorous porridge. That's what they call him. For whom is this porridge - porridge? For cows and sheep who love to eat clover. Bumblebees also love clover.

In the field outside the village,
Among fragrant porridge,
Clover blooms -
Chamomile's best friend.
Red lumps,
Like cat paws.
Flower balls,
The smell of the field is sweet.
Clover, of course,
Knows young and old—
Hay for the cow.
Nectar for bees.
So that the cow has,
Milk by the river,
She needs for food,
Field clover.
Let the bees circle,
Above the clover flower.
We'll be with you later,
Let's drink tea with honey! (Z. Trubitsyna)


Yarrow has an interesting name. A thousand is a leaf. It turns out that he has a thousand leaves? Why is he so called? Listen to the poem:

I don't play, I don't dream,
I'm sitting and counting the leaves. ..
And not a thousand here at all,
But only three hundred and eight.
Someone was wrong for a long time:
Petals not counted,
Without a special vocation
Gave the wrong name.
They didn’t count, but in vain:
Why am I terrible,
I’m an excellent student in botany,
Why yarrow ???

Yarrow has not a thousand leaves, but much less - even a little. But each leaf is dissected into many parts - as if into a thousand small leaves. That's why they named him that. nine0007

Yarrow is a hero. He is not afraid of rain, cold or heat. And it grows very quickly - not by the day, but by the hour!

Protecting meadow and wild flowers!

Explain to your child how important it is to protect meadow and wild flowers and not pick them in vain. If they are plucked, they will quickly wither, and they will not bring joy anyway. And on the field or in the meadow, these flowers will please everyone for a long time, and next year new flowers will grow in the same place. From the fact that people pick flowers, many types of flowers began to disappear. nine0007

The rarest flowers are listed in a special Red Book. And they were forbidden to tear and collect.

Before, when people went to collect medicinal herbs, they took only those herbs that they needed and asked for the Earth:

“Mother, native land,
I know: you are generous.
Let the grass be carried home,
Find health.”

Flowers also suffer from trampling. Therefore, it is better to walk in the forest along the paths or near them.

Let's protect the beauty of nature together! nine0007

Logical tasks for children 5 years and older on the topic "Flowers and herbs"

Logical task 1. Golden meadow

And now I will guess one riddle. That's what happened one summer with the kids. Listen to the story and guess why this happened? This logical task is available to children from 5-6 years old and older. In order for the child to solve it, it is necessary that he observe the plants in nature and see how they either open or close their petals. nine0007

We lived in a village, in front of the window we had a meadow, all golden with many blooming dandelions. This was very beautiful. Everyone said: “Very beautiful! Golden Meadow. One day I got up early to fish and noticed that the meadow was not golden, but green. When I returned home around noon, the meadow was again all golden. I began to observe. By evening the meadow turned green again.

Ask the child what happened to the meadow? Why did he turn green? Listen to his reasoning. And then read the boy's answer from M. Prishvin's story "Golden Meadow":

Then I went and found a dandelion, and it turned out that it squeezed its petals, as if it were all the same if your fingers were yellow on the side of your palm and, clenched into a fist, we would close the yellow one. In the morning, when the sun rose, I saw how dandelions open their palms and from this the meadow becomes golden again. Since then, the dandelion has become one of the most interesting flowers for us, because dandelions went to bed with us children and got up with us.

Logic problem 2. Amazing droplets. Author – N. F. Vinogradova

“At the dacha, the children got up early and immediately ran to the area where beautiful flowers and grass grew. On each leaf and flower, the guys saw large silvery, transparent, like beads, droplets of water. They shone and shimmered in the sun. "What it is?" the guys were surprised.

Do you know what it is? What are these water droplets called? Will they be on the grass and flowers all day long? What time of day can you see them?

Listen to the children's answers and tell them about dew. Show dew drops in the morning. It is believed that dew is for excellent weather. Check out this sign. Dew appears when the night is warm and the day promises to be hot. It appears because the air has become colder in the morning. The water vapor that is in the air also cooled and turned into drops of water - dew. nine0007

Logical task 3. Diamonds. (According to the story "What kind of dew is on the grass." Author - Tolstoy Lev Nikolayevich

Ask the child if he knows what diamonds are? What are they? Read the beginning of the story to the child:

in the forest, then in the fields, in the grass, diamonds are visible. All these diamonds shine and shimmer in the sun in different colors—yellow, and red, and blue.

When you come closer and see what it is, you will see ... "0007

Pause here in the story and ask the child what we will see - what are these diamonds? Let him discuss what diamonds can be found in the morning in the grass and in the flowers. And then read the story to the end.

“…you will see that these are drops of dew gathered in triangular leaves of grass and shining in the sun. The leaf of this grass inside is shaggy and fluffy, like velvet.

And the drops roll over the leaf and do not wet it.

When you inadvertently pick off a leaf with a dewdrop, the drop will roll down like a ball of light, and you will not see how it slips past the stem. It used to be that you tear off such a cup, slowly bring it to your mouth and drink a dewdrop, and this dewdrop seems to be tastier than any drink. nine0007

Ask your child what is the difference between dewdrops and diamonds? And how are they different?

Read another story by L.N. Tolstoy for children “What kind of dew happens” in its entirety, admire the author’s beautiful language, expressive words from the story - how beautifully Lev Nikolayevich said about dew: “diamonds shimmer in the sun”, “drops roll on a leaf”. When you pay attention to expressive words in stories and fairy tales, then teach your child to listen to artistic speech, to be attentive to the native word, to notice figurative expressions in people's conversation and in works of art. nine0007

If you liked this trip to the country of our neighbors - plants, then I would be grateful if you tell your friends and colleagues about the article, and also share your impressions in the comments. What surprised you the most in the world of plants? About what, in your opinion. still need to tell the kids? What is interesting for your children?

More interesting materials about summer can be found in articles on the Native Path:

Folk calendar for June: omens, calendar tales, folk games, round dances and fun for children. nine0007

How a shirt grew in the field: entertaining about the world around. Linen in stories in pictures, fairy tales, videos, poems and incantations for children.

Summer riddles: 100 riddles with answers about plants, animals, summer months, natural phenomena

Summer poems: 38 beautiful and sunny poems about summer for children and adults

Trees in pictures, fairy tales and tasks for children.

How does wind help plants? Where does wind come from?

See you soon in the rubric "The world around us"


"Speech development from 0 to 7 years: what is important to know and what to do. Cheat sheet for parents"

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Author of the course - Valasina Asya, candidate of pedagogical sciences, author of the site "Native Path"

Lynx description for children (Essay about lynx) peculiarities. Common lynx brief description can be supplemented with interesting facts. nine0007


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Lynx description for children

Everyone knows this forest animal. She has a very beautiful physique. A large body with long and powerful paws, a short tail, and funny tassels on the ears.

The lynx is grace and splendor itself. The color of the coat is red with dark spots. On the sides of the round muzzle, the hair is long, resembling a beard. The body of the beast is short and muscular, in size it reaches 80-130 cm. The weight can vary from 8 to 36 kg. The head of the lynx is wide and short. The nose is large. Large oval eyes, sandy color. Hard tassels on pointed ears can be up to four centimeters in size. The short tail is black at the end. nine0114 The lynx is endowed with sharp claws and teeth. The fangs of a predator look very impressive. The lynx is distinguished by good hearing and vision, but the sense of smell is weak.

Lynx live alone. Connecting in pairs only for breeding. Females raise their cubs until they gain independence and the ability to hunt, earning their own food.
The look of the huntress is menacing and peculiar. The vision of the beast is very sharp and vigilant.

The representative of mammals prefers forest habitat. The lynx does not seek to meet people. She is a born hunter who can wait for her prey for a long time. nine0007

During the day, the lynx is in its lair. It can be a crevice, a hole, a fox or badger hole, located among wild thickets. With the onset of darkness, the lynx goes hunting. The victims of the beast are usually hares, roe deer, deer, foxes, black grouse, raccoon dogs. Lynxes move perfectly through trees, but they do not jump on prey from them. Can also hunt domestic animals.

Lynx rarely makes sounds. But with the advent of spring, when all nature comes to life and sings, the animal meows loudly, purrs and makes sounds that resemble the roar of a bear. The lynx is an absolutely wild animal, but it can be tamed, although with great difficulty. nine0114 The lynx is distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. In nature, there are a considerable number of species of lynxes. All of them may differ in appearance and lifestyle.

Lynx short description for grades 2, 3,4,5 and older children prepared for kratkoe. com only.

Author — Julia Gnatyuk. Date of publication - 9.12.2019

Lynx: a brief description

The lynx is a large forest predator with very sharp eyesight. This animal is large, dexterous, and a distinctive feature of the lynx is the beautiful long tassels on the ears. The head of the animal is not large, on the sides of the muzzle peculiar "whiskers" are formed, thanks to the elongated hair. Lynxes are very similar to ordinary cats. nine0007

The color of the fur is different and depends on the habitat of the animal. Color gradient from reddish-brown to smoky. There are individuals with spots on the sides and back.

The body is short, the legs are very long. The lynx has a lump.

The lynx is a nocturnal predator, so it doesn't even try to show itself.

Lynx lives in dense forests, away from humans.

The lynx is capable of producing a wide variety of sounds. With the help of voice communication, animals determine the location of relatives. From the lynx you can hear the cries of "kau-kau", roar, meow, rumbling. nine0007

The lynx is one of my favorite animals because it is a beautiful, intelligent and dangerous predator. Previously, because of the beautiful color of these graceful animals, people were killed. Now the lynx is under protection and is listed in the Red Book.

Lynx description for children of the 2nd grade

Lynx is a predatory large cat, with a flexible body and a short tail. Its length is up to 1 m, and its weight is 8-15 kg.

The lynx has long legs with sharp claws. Between the fingers there are membranes that allow you to move in the snow. The ears are rather long, pointed and end in a brush of black thick protruding hair about 4 cm long. The physique is dense and powerful. nine0007

The color of the coat is very beautiful, it is reddish-gray with gray-brown spots.

The lynx lives in taiga forests and mountains, sometimes it enters the forest-steppe.

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