25+ sunflower activities for children

I think sunflowers are one of the coolest plants.

Some are amazingly tall.

Their faces follow the sun.

They bring a bit of summer into fall weather.

They feed birds in winter.

And they inspire lots of fabulous activities.

learn about sunflowers

use sunflowers to learn other skills

A Moment in Our World: sunflower size sequencing cards
rubberboots and elf shoes: how tall is our sunflower
I Can Teach my Child: S is for sunflower
Carrots are Orange: sunflower fine motor activity

make beautiful sunflower creations
Crayon Freckles:  torn paper sunflowers
Here Come the Girls:  potato print sunflowers
Fantastic Fun and Learning:  coffee filter sun catcher

handprints and foot prints sunflowers
Creative Family Fun: handprints and sunflower seeds
Fun Handprint Art Blog: footprint sunflowers
Our Little House in the Country:  lots of handprints sunflowers - great for a group project

seeds (sunflower or Indian corn) activities
rubberboots and elf shoes:  investigate sunflower seeds
rubberboots and elf shoes:  sunflower sensory bin

Van Gogh's Sunflower series inspire art
rubberboots and elf shoes:  group Sunflowers project
Motherhood on a Dime: Van Gogh inspired cake
True Aim Education: drawing Van Gogh sunflowers

sunflower inspired yummy snacks
Happiness is Homemade:  yummy roasted sunflower seeds
Sweet and Simple Things: cheesy sunflower goodness
Sun Scholars:  sunflower cupcakes
Kiddie Foodies:  peaches and blackberries on a bed of yogurt

Last Spring we planted sunflower seeds in my kindergarten class. This wee lad transplanted it into his garden, and, obviously,  gave it lots of love and water. Now THERE'S a sunflower!

Enjoy these Fall and Halloween activities

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  1. I love all these idea you have using sunflowers and so many crafty and fun ideas , I know the little ones are going to love doing things, thanks so much for sharing with us @tisonlyme143

  2. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!


  3. How nice to be thinking of sunflowers on this cold, blustery day!! Fun, fun ideas! Thanks!!


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