We love preschool science with sunflowers and enjoy it twice a year. In the spring we plant sunflower seeds and let them sit on our science shelf, enjoying the sun from the window. Our preschoolers then take them home to plant in their gardens. I love the photos our parents send us during the summer, showing how tall they are growing! (We plant mammoth sunflowers.) In the fall, our families cut down their sunflowers and bring them to class so we can explore their seeds. We love these types of hands-on science explorations!
How to extend this activity:
Sunflower sensory bin:
Group art – huge sunflowers for the bulletin board:
Sunflower books to read:
More sunflower activities:
Handprint Sunflower (Meet the Dubiens)
Paper Plate Sunflower (Paper Crafts for Children)
Fork Print Sunflower (Crafty Morning)
More ideas for preschoolers:
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