Sunflowers always remind me of late summer and the gradual coming of fall. So why not celebrate these big happy flowers? We have always loved planting sunflowers in our backyard. Just their size and sunniness, make them a garden favorite! Although we love to plant the Mammoth ones because they get so tall, we also love to plant and grow other varieties in different sizes and colors. Another thing we love about the sunflower is the seeds. The seeds definitely attract the birds, and we enjoy watching them, especially the goldfinches. They perch on the sunflowers and eat the seeds. It is always an entertaining and beautiful sight to see!
We read the book From Seed to Sunflower. Then we learned how to draw sunflowers using our chalk pastels.
We also read Sunflower House by Eve Bunting and painted sunflowers using watercolors and thin black pen.