My friend and her preschool group came to visit again today, and we decided to continue our sunflower project from last week.
This week, however, we decided to make a sunflower collage! I prepared some big yellow petals from card, and Alfie and I had cut up some assorted yellow, orange and gold paper and wool – then it was just to get the kids to stick their materials on to a petal or two…
The middle of the sunflower was simply the inside of a beige cereal box cut into a circle, with gold paper and coffee beans stuck on to it..
And lo and behold, when you staple the petals on to the middle – a beautiful sunflower….
When it was completed, we took in a sunflower from the garden and compared them. We then took a look at the seeds in the real one, and talked about how the birds like to eat them, and the kids all tried one!
A perfect activity for very young children (ours range from 1 to almost 4 years old) – and as you can see, this week Alfie was much more accepting, and both took part in the activity happily, and played with the children – phew!
Now I just need to find a place to put the sunflower on the wall….