It's beginning to feel like Spring! The temperature has finally warmed up enough so we can spend some time outside and take walks around the neighborhood.
On our walks, my children love to look at all of the things growing in nature and the flowers that are ready to bloom.
After our walk today, we created a Paper Plate Sunflower Craft. This flower craft is easy for young children to make and a fun Springtime activity.
- Small paper plate
- Yellow paint
- Large craft stick
- Green paint
- Paint Brush
- Green construction paper
- Sunflower seeds
Directions:First, paint the small paper plate with the yellow paint and paint the large craft stick with the green paint. When the paint is dry, glue the craft stick onto the paper plate.
Then, cut two to three leaves out of the green construction paper. If you are working with young children, you may want to draw the leaves on the paper and have them cut them out. Next, glue the leaves onto the craft stick.
Finally, glue sunflower seeds onto the center of the paper plate.
Have extras sun flower seeds? Try this free printable Sunflower Seed Counting Activity too!
Extend The Learning:While creating this flower craft, your child will work on developing their fine motor skills by painting and cutting, but you can also incorporate these learning activities too:
- Read informational books about plants and flowers. Your children can learn all about what a plant needs to grow and the parts of a flower.
- Plant sunflower seeds and watch the plant grow. We plant the seeds in cups first and then transfer them to the ground when it warms up outside. Have your children record their observations in a plant journal.
Flower Activities for Kids
- Flower Chromatography Science Experiment
- Painting with Flower
- Flower Parts Flip Book (printable)
- Flower Sight Word Game (printable)
- Spring Flower Hand Art Project
- Plant a Flower Number Line
- Paint Spring Flowers with Celery
- Spin Art Flower Craft
Karen taught preschool through 2nd grade before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two adventurous little boys. She loves to share literacy activities on her blog, ABC’s of Literacy and simple crafts, play ideas, and much more on her blog, Raising Little Superheroes. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.