George Washington Carver activities and coloring pages for kindergarten and preschool kids

George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist, and inventor, who made significant contributions to agriculture and education.

His innovative work with crops like peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans helped improve the lives of many farmers.

Here are some fun ideas to help kids learn about George Washington Carver and his contributions.


  1. Download and print the George Washington Carver coloring page from our website or app.
  2. Set up a coloring station with crayons, colored pencils, or markers.
  3. Let the kids color the page, encouraging them to use their creativity to bring Carver’s world to life.
  4. As they color, share interesting facts about George Washington Carver. For example, discuss his love for plants, his work with peanuts, and his many inventions.
  5. Display the finished coloring pages around your home or classroom to celebrate Carver’s legacy and the kids’ artistic efforts.

Coloring pages are a fantastic way to engage children in learning about historical figures while allowing them to express their creativity.

Read the book “The Plant Doctor” by Doc Weathers available on our reading app.  A children’s book about George Washington Carver (along with a read-along version to support new readers), dedicated to his incredible journey.

George Washington carver kids book

Nature scavenger hunt


  • Printed scavenger hunt list
  • Pencils or markers
  • Bags for collecting items


  1. Create a list of natural items to find in your backyard or local park (e.g., different types of leaves, flowers, rocks).
  2. Give each child a list and a bag to collect their items.
  3. Go on a nature walk and let the kids collect items from the list.
  4. Discuss Carver’s love for nature and how he encouraged sustainable farming practices.
  • Who Was George Washington Carver?: While the kids color, explain that George Washington Carver was a scientist and inventor who made important discoveries about crops like peanuts and sweet potatoes. He helped farmers learn better ways to grow their plants and invented many new products.
  • Carver’s Early Life: Share that Carver was born into slavery but grew up to become one of the most respected scientists of his time. His dedication to education and helping others made a big difference in many people’s lives.
  • Carver’s Inventions: Discuss some of the things Carver invented using peanuts, like peanut butter, paint, and even fuel. Ask the kids if they can think of any other uses for peanuts or sweet potatoes.

These activities and crafts not only help kids learn about his contributions but also encourage creativity, exploration, and a love for nature.

By engaging in these hands-on projects, children can appreciate the value of making the most of what they have and exploring the wonders of the natural world.