Have your child glue strips of yellow tissue (or crepe)
paper around the edge of a small paper plate.
Next, have her glue sunflower
seeds to the center of the plate.
If you want a stem, you can
make a nice one by rolling up a sheet of green tissue paper
and twisting it into a stem.
BAKING CUP SUNFLOWERS
Have your child fringe around the edges of a yellow baking
Then have her glue sunflower seeds in the
middle of the cup.
Stems can be made from green paper strips or green chenille
Save your seeds from a watermelon.
Then, take a green paper plate and cut
a red paper circle a bit smaller than the plate.
Then have your child glue the red circle
on top of the green plate.
Next, have him glue your saved watermelon
seeds on top of the red circle.
These turn out to look like watermelon
MATH TIP: You can turn this into a great
math manipulative, by cutting the plate into fourths before
your child glues on the seeds. These end up looking like watermelon
wedges. One wedge equals a fourth of the slice, two wedges equals
half of the slice and so on. Four wedges equal a whole slice.
This is a fun way for your child to discover beginning fractions.
Place some dried seeds in a bowl for your child, such
as; corn kernels, green peas, pinto beans, etc.
Next, give your child a plastic tub lid and some play
Have your child fill the lid with the dough and then
use the seeds to create a design in the dough.
These will eventually dry and harden. They can then
be popped out of the lid if you wish.