Sunflowers, with their golden petals and intricate patterns, remind us of the beauty and order present in God's creation. Luke 12:27-28 (NIV) beautifully illustrates this connection: "Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."
Just as God cares for and adorns the flowers of the field, He also cares for us. Sunflowers can serve as a tangible reminder of His provision and artistry in the natural world, sparking conversations about the Creator's love and care for His creation.
Nature provides us with countless opportunities to discover the beauty and wonder of God's creation. The sunflower, a vibrant and captivating plant that not only showcases the intricate details of nature but also offers valuable learning experiences for children of all ages. With our Charlotte Mason and Montessori inspired Sunflower Unit Study, children will explore various teaching concepts, including math, letter recognition, science, art, science experiments, and much more. This is a fantastic nature study for elementary age children, it blends learning with the appreciation of nature's beauty and the recognition of God's glory in the world around us.
The History of Sunflowers
Life Cycle of a Sunflower
Anatomy of a Sunflower
Science project and information on phototropism, photosynthesis, mutualism
Counting and Number Match
Skip counting puzzles
Poem and Copywork
Handwriting Practice - print and cursive
Color by Math Fact
Letter Match - print and cursive
Bible Verse Copy Work
This unit study has over 70 printable pages! Don't want to print all those pages at home? No problem, we will do that for you. You can purchase the full printed workbook and get the PDF for just $12. The printed workbook is printed on 24lb paper and spiral bound, with perforated pages for easy removal.
By exploring math, science, art, and the spiritual dimension of sunflowers, children can gain a holistic understanding of this remarkable flower and the lessons it can teach us about both the natural world and our Creator. So, go ahead and embark on this sunflower adventure with your young learners, and may you all be blessed with a deeper appreciation for God's magnificent creation.