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Parts of a Sunflower
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Spring is the perfect time to teach your students about the parts of a flower—with this hands-on sunflower craft!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 1st grade / 3 - 6 years

You will need:


  1. Photocopy the sunflower blossoms onto yellow construction paper. Photocopy the stem and leaves onto green construction paper. Cut apart the templates so each student can have one flower and one stem with leaves.
  2. Take a sheet of brown construction paper and cut it widthwise into four strips. Continue cutting strips until you have one for each student.
  3. Print out and photocopy the labels reproducible. Cut out a set of labels for each student.


  1. Explain to students that they are going to make a diagram of a sunflower.
  2. Give each student a strip of brown paper and a sheet of blue paper. Have students glue the strip of brown paper along the bottom edge of the blue paper.
  3. Provide each student with a flower and a stem. Instruct students to cut them out and glue them to the blue paper.
  4. Have students glue sunflower seeds to the center of the flower. Then have each student glue a single sunflower seed just beneath the stem.
  5. Have students use pipe stems to form the roots of the plant. Encourage students to bend and twist the pipe stems before gluing them to the “dirt” below the single seed.
  6. Give each student a set of labels. Instruct students to cut out the labels and glue them next to the corresponding parts of the plant.
  7. Post the completed diagrams on a bulletin board titled “Springtime Sunflowers!”

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