by Judie Haynes

Sunflowers are recognized by most young students. Teach a lesson about growing plants and add some of these great sunflower activities,

Lesson Topic

Sunflowers: Sunflowers produce cooking oil and seeds.

Grade/Proficiency Level

High Beginner to Intermediate grades 3-8


PDF file of background information for teachers, sunflower facts, crayons, seeds, dirt, small paper cups, water, photographs of sunflowers


Plant, flowering plant, seeds, oil, kernel, harvest, crop, striped

Instructional Sequence

Activity Downloads

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PDF fileSunflower Facts (3k .PDF)

PDF fileSunflower Pattern (32k .PDF)

PDF fileSunflower Song (2k .PDF)

PDF fileSunflower Background for Teachers (3k .PDF)

PDF fileSunflower Facts (3k .PDF)

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