Today before we started, kiddos scanned a QR code which took them to an empty Padlet wall. Once there, each child used their own iPad to add as many living /nonliving things as they could to the wall. Below is what our wall looked like once everyone had added to it. We then discussed their answers and how they knew that things were living or not. We had some interesting discussions... such as kids thought that birds were living things because they flew, but we don't fly and we are living things.
After discussing their ideas we discussed the real indicators- Living things ave a beginning and an end to their life cycle, they grow and change, and they can make more (reproduce). Ask your child if they can remember the 3 things.