Anatomy of a Potato Plant

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Anatomy of a Potato Plant: an activity for children of all ages. As we learned in the lesson, potatoes are tubers, a part of a plant that is connected to the root. In this activity, children will learn about the anatomy of a potato plant and the different types of potatoes that are grown.

  • Supplies:
  • Throughout the week, memorize Isaiah 53: 2, “For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground.”
  • Read the book:
  • Draw a potato plant and label each part (see p. 87 in Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman or go here).
  • There are more than 600 varieties of potatoes sold in the United States. Each of these varieties fit into one of the seven potato type categories: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite. Certain types of potatoes do best in certain recipes. This post from potatogoodness.com will help you learn more about the cooking characteristics of the different types of potato. Write a list of a few of the different varieties of your favorite potato and include this information in your notebook/journal as desired.
  • Include any pertinent information about growing potatoes (when to plant, towers vs. in the ground, what type of soil, when to harvest the potatoes, sun vs. shade, how often to water, etc).
  • Feel free to add your memory verse or favorite recipes about potatoes to your garden notebook/journal as well.
  • Place the page(s) in a protector when finished and include them in the garden notebook/journal.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.