Friday, August 10, 2012

Montessori Unit Lessons: Sunflowers


For our unit on sunflowers, I set up a little art station.  It included a tablet of watercolor paper, green and yellow paint, stencil sponges, a stencil, and a smock.  (and lots of paper towels and baby wipes)


I found these cute little sponges at Hobby Lobby next to the stencils.  They are perfect for little fingers!



The stencil is also from Hobby Lobby.


I demonstrated how to use the sponges and stencils to paint the tops yellow and the stems green.  


My finished product.


They each had a try.



Love this photo of one painting and the others working together in the sensory bin :).


Charger had his own way of holding the sponge.

They had a lot of fun, and it wasn't terribly messy.  


Other things we used in our sunflower unit. 

Two great books {both found at yard sale the week before).






We worked on sunflower books and three part cards that are a free download available from Just Montessori.


And then we discussed the life cycle of a sunflower using the printables found on Making Learning Fun.  It's supposed to be a game, but I just used them to help with my lesson.  


Plus, there was the Garden Sensory Tub to explore.  

It was a fun little unit!  

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2 comments:

Stefanie said...

So cute!!!! Wild Wild Sunflower Child is one of my favorite books.

Lindsay said...

I love the paintings you guys made!! Looks like everyone had fun learning!