Sunflower House by Eve Bunting is the sweet story of a little boy who plants a circle of sunflower seeds and waits patiently for it to grow. When it is is full grown, he and his friends realize they have a “house” to play in for the summer. After reading it, the girls wanted to plant their own circle of sunflower seeds! Unfortunately, it is a little too late to plant them, so we improvised. We used a classic children’s craft and added a twist to make our own little indoor “sunflower house!”
Paper Plate Sunflower House
- Paper plate
- Markers or paint
- Sunflower seeds
- Green streamers
1) Color or paint the edges of a paper plate yellow. Color or paint the inside section brown.
2) Cut into the yellow edges to make petals.
3) Glue unshelled sunflower seeds in the brown section.
4) Make a circle of chairs to form the house. Tape the sunflowers to the chairs. Add green streamers for stems.
The stormy weather kept us inside today, but the Sunflower House was a hit!