Sunflowers are so cheerful and are fantastic fun to grow yourself. This grid copy would be a great tie in with a planting activity!
Sunflowers are pure sunshine and summer, and because of their exhuberant flowers - and height - they are loved by children. We've had some fun putting together a collection of sunflower activities that we hope you will enjoy with the kids, both in the classroom and at home!
By following our step by step instructions, children will soon learn to draw their own pretty sunflowers. This is a nice starter "learn to draw" for younger children.
Older children might like to try writing an acrostic poem using the letters in the word "sunflower". This sunflower acrostic poem printable makes the process much more enjoyable and it looks lovely on display. Alternatively, use as a writing frame.
These gorgeous sunflowers are relatively simple to cut out and look superb on display, "planted" in a line. The pdf file includes the complete alphabet in lower case letters.
Available in both colour and black and white, we thought these "badges" might come in useful for a party - or some sort of crafty project!
Why not give a slightly different card this summer? Just print out our sunflower bouquet colouring card and grab the colouring pencils…
We've filled in the background of sunflower colouring card so that the kids can just concentrate on colouring in the flower itself. It makes a very pretty card to give in the summer months.
This sunflower colouring card is designed for older children, being something like a nature study drawing. Colour, fold, and give.
The lovely big sunflower on the front of this printable card is perfect for younger children to colour in. You could even cut a photo into a circular shape and stick it into the centre of the sunflower.
You know it is high summer when the sunflowers come out! Here's a pretty sunflower colouring page - for fun or nature study.
This sunflower colouring page is aimed at younger children but you can use it in many different ways. How about using it as a collage base and gluing sunflower seeds to the middle circle, and crumpled tissue paper to the petals and leaves? It works as a template for all sorts of craft projects.
Here's another version of our pretty sunflower colouring page, this time with the background filled in. And as we often enjoy sunflowers against a lovely summer blue sky, that's what you'll find on this printable page!
This fun doodle page asks children to draw the sunflowers on top of the sunflower stalks before colouring in the picture! And to help them along, one little boy is imagining just what his prize-winning sunflower looks like...
Younger children can learn to write the letters of the word "sunflower" with the help of this pretty finger tracing worksheeet.
These sunflower frames would make a lovely classroom display. Write a sunflower or summer themed poem neatly on the centre, colour in the frame and cut out to pin up.
Our grid copies require a fun mixture of concentration and pencil control - and they are also a good way of learning how to put a picture together! This one features a nice, simple sunflower - perfect for summer.
Celebrate the summer with this gorgeous sunflower handprint painting, which is fun and simple for kids to make as a summer painting project. Imagine a whole "field" of these on display!
Children will be thrilled to use their own artwork to make a height chart to display on the wall - and the sunflower is a usefully tall flower, so perfect for making this height chart!
Children can practise writing the word sunflower until they can do it on their own with beautiful letters! This makes a lovely handwriting worksheet for the summer.
Here's a lovely cheerful jigsaw which the kids will enjoy putting together! It takes minutes to make using our jigsaw instructions and cutting guides, and can be kept simply in an envelope or ziploc bag for repeated use.
This lovely sunflower lacing card is perfect for a late summer lacing project, and so much fun to do. Lace around the edges with yellow wool and then sew some textural "seeds" on the brown with running stitch.
Sunflowers brighten up our lives in late summer, and who can fail to be cheered up by their lovely, open faces turning towards the sunshine! Here's a poster to brighten your walls...
This lovely, simple poster will cheer up any classroom, playroom or bedroom! It has a nice simple outline for cutting out projects, too.
This pretty sunflower story paper makes a useful writing printable for summer, and it comes complete with a picture to colour in, too!
Complete the picture of this beautiful sunflower. If you prefer you can use the grid option to help you.
This sunflower template, complete with stem and leaves, can be used in all sorts of craft projects with the kids, including simple collage and sewing projects. You can cut out the central circle to make a photo frame, too.
Here's our pretty sunflower head - no stem or leaves - for you to trace or use as a template for cutting out crafts.