The children enjoyed making these bright and colourful tissue paper sunflowers this morning and they certainly cheered us up on a cold, miserable Monday morning!
At pick up, one of the Mummys told me that they had just planted some sunflower seeds in their garden at home which reminds me I must plant ours if we are to see ours in bloom by the Summer!
I am pleased to report that we have had great success with this years sunflowers. They are currently standing tall and proud with a few reaching nearly 6 foot!
The children have loved them and they have sparked many conversations and lovely comments –
“Emily, I love your dandelions”
“It’s really big”
“It’s as tall as the house!”
They’ve attracted lots of minibeasts including some beautiful butterflies.
To extend the children’s interest and learning we have worked them in to our arts and crafts sessions too with lots of colouring, drawing, sticking and gluing.
I am now busy thinking what to plant next that will create the same level of interest!
Areas of Learning covered: Understanding the World, Communication & Language, Mathematics, Arts and Design.