It was a warm day out today. My son and I were playing outside when he asked me what flowers we will have in our garden this year. We decided to plant a sunflower. It’s still too soon to dig in, but we were able to make this one in the meantime.
Grab what you need: 3 sheets of construction paper ( blue, black, and green), glue, scissors, a hole punch, a cupcake liner and yellow markers.
Start by coloring your cupcake liner yellow. We used two shades of markers, but paint, crayons or colored pencils will work as well.
Cut out a long stem and some leaves.
Glue the stem amd leaves on the blue paper.
Glue the cupcake liner on.
Punch out many black holes. My son loves doing this and the hole puncher is great for developing muscle strength in his hands and wrist, which in turn will help him write. It’s also great for hand eye coordination.
Add glue to the flower.
Add your dots
One Litte Seed by Elaine Greenstein has simple text that is great for reading aloud to kids, as well as for emergent readers to attempt to read themselves without help. It explains the process of planting a seed, roots emerging, plant growing and eventually producing seeds itself. I encourage families to read this and grab some seeds to plant! The illustrations are beautiful and make this simple little book great for any springtime reading list.
By Allison McDonald