Welcome to NurtureStore’s Sunflower Club! Join me over the spring and summer as we grow sunflowers and use them as the inspiration for learning about nature, science, math, literacy, and art.
You bring the seeds, your children, and some garden space. I’ll provide the lesson plans, sunflower activities, and lots of sunflower-themed printables.
Welcome to NurtureStore’s Sunflower Club
The Sunflower Club is free to join and will give you access to six complete units: Planting and Measuring; Bees & Pollination; Words, Books, and Poems; Sunflower Art; Patterns in Nature; and Seeds and Sustainability. There is so much to learn from sunflowers!
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NurtureStore Supporters will receive exclusive Sunflower Club content, extra sets of printables for our Sunflower Club, and more bonus resources throughout the year. These will make it super easy for you to run your own Sunflower Club with your children. I’ve got stickers, play mats, a Sunflower journal, bee numbers, honeycomb scissor skills cards, seed packets, and much more, just for you.
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Our Sunflower Club Programme
Here are our topics for the Sunflower Club. I’ve designed the lessons to match the natural growing cycle of our sunflowers. 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 out attention to harvesting, sustainability, and the closing of the growing year.
You can structure your version of the Sunflower Club to suit your children. You might have a monthly Sunflower Club event through April – September, or you might prefer to block the units together and host a week-long project, perhaps in the summer.
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April :: Planting and Measuring
Printable sunflower number mats: counting, addition and subtraction – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
Printable stickers and seed labels – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
May :: Bees & Pollination
Learning about bees
What is pollination?
Bee art project & ‘Flight of the Bumble Bee‘ music appreciation – printing and paint resist techniques
Henri Matisse’s Bees: visual critical reasoning art activity
Garden creatures – ‘Who lives in our garden?’ printable – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
Printable honeycomb alphabet – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
Printable bumble bee numbers – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
Printable bee writing and scissor skills – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
May :: Words, Books and Poems
Writing sunflower poems
Sunflower books for children reading list
Sunflower spellings printable word mats – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
June :: Sunflower Art
Sunflower mandalas – scratch art
Sand sunflowers sensory play
Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keefe sunflower art project – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
July :: Patterns in Nature – symmetry and Fibonacci
Looking for patterns in nature: science and math: symmetry
Fibonacci sequences in sunflowers – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
August :: Seeds and Sustainability
How to harvest sunflower seeds: sustainability lesson
Sunflower seeds sensory exploration
How to make a bee house
Recipes using sunflower seeds – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
Printable sunflower seed packets – NurtureStore Supporters Bonus
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