A sunflower can be a fun hands on little study.
In spring, throughout summer and in september when the sunflower is at it's peak, a picture can be taken with a camera or a picture drawn by hand to visually record the stages/cycle of the plant.
Seeds can be harvested for next season or drie
d for eating. Leaving the seeds for the winter birds could be a nice idea too.
Websites & Other Tidbits of Interest
Stop here first for tons of information including history and all other things about the
The Story of the Sunflower Colouring & Activity Pages (really good)
a little too much colouring for younger children in my opinion so try printing at 75% for a small book or to add to a lapbook
Elaine's Sunflower Page - poetry, facts and craft
Facts about the sunflower
A Christian look at the sunflower - here's the link.
Flower mini book (gr k-2) at Enchanted Learning
A bunch of stuff to look through at First-School
For older students, a news report on eco-friendly sunflower oil for cars- news.bbc2004
Printable sunflower colour by number in french
from Enchanted Learning.
Sunflower Number Flip Book for pre-k to Gr.1 (looks fun)
Sunflower number 6 writing page (draw the flowers and write the number)
Books of interest
For a Christian perspective The Parable of the Sunflower,
Artist study of VanGogh
Picture Book Camille and the Sunflowers
age 2+, this craft can be something extra or it can be used for the front cover of a sunflower lapbook. *Trace flower and glue other bits, like tissue directly to folder.
Sunflower craft from Enchanted Learning
Display a photo in this printable sunflower frame from familyfun.com
I haven't tried this one yet, but it looks good. Easy sunflower bread recipe
cupcake shaped like a flower.
|Yellow (or other color) frosting|
|1 nonpareil candy|
1. With the leaf or star tip on your pastry bag, pipe petals from the center to
the edge of the cupcake. 2. Place the
nonpareil in the
center. Yellow makes a pretty sunflower, but you can make these flowers in all colours.
Did you know?
The Wild Native Sunflower was adopted as the state flower of Kansas, USA in 1903.
The sunflower is found on the state flag and also gave Kansas its nickname of The Sunflower State.
Here's a picture of the sunflower babies taken on April 23rd.