What all the best gardens and gardeners are wearing this spring… printable seed label and sunflower stickers!
Printable seed labels and sunflower stickers
They may look like just stickers and seed labels but these printables from the Sunflower School curriculum are more than that: they’re connectors and conversation starters!
Connecting kids with nature
When a child plants a seeds it’s a very special moment of connection: with nature, with the earth, with another living thing. Inside that seed there is so much potential. Children get to show their nurturing and caring side as they water and tend to their plant. They learn about the cycle of life, about struggles, resilience, and how to bloom!
If you’re joining in with NurtureStore’s Sunflower School then you’ll understand this magic. You can use these seed labels to honour the connection your child has with their seed, and celebrate this moment of birth: the birth of a plant, of ideas, learning, wonder, and a new generation of planet guardians.
You can print the Sunflower School sticker pages on sticky-back printer paper, cut them out, and share them out to all the gardeners in your family, class or community group.
They’re fun to wear, as a sign of belonging to our Sunflower School but they can also work their magic as a link for our children between family, friends, and neighbours; between school and home; between your group and the wider community.
By proudly wearing their sunflower stickers our children are representatives of the nature squad! I bet someone will ask them about their sticker, giving our children the opportunity to share their news, the exciting thing they did today, all about their sunflower project, and why nature is so important.
We learn best by sharing our knowledge with others and these simple conversation-starter stickers give our kids the prompt to share what they know.
Sunflower School curriculum and printables
The Sunflower School curriculum matches a full programme of learning to the natural growing cycle of sunflowers.
It gives you six units of learning:
:: In the spring we’ll focus on planting and watching our plants grow.
:: In the summer we’ll learn about bees and pollination, and celebrate the gorgeous blooms through art.
:: In the late summer and early autumn we’ll turn our attention to harvesting, sustainability, and closing of the growing year.
Bonus sunflower printables
Our Sunflower School curriculum comes with 30 pages of bonus printables that you can use with your children to enrich their learning, including:
- My Sunflower Journal printable
- Lined, plain, and half-and-half journal pages
- Sunflower poems printable
- Sunflower sticker sheet
- Printable plant labels
- Sunflower counting mat
- Sunflower addition mat
- Sunflower subtraction mat
- Sunflower word mats
- Bee number cards
- Bee writing and scissor skills pages
- Garden Creatures page
- Honeycomb alphabet
- Printable seed packets